Two people arrested after Boardman St. standoff

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Elmira Police have arrested two people after a standoff on Boardman Street Wednesday morning.

On December 11, 2019 at around 8:30 am, officers responded to the 100 block of Boardman Street to assist New York State Parole with attempting to apprehend 23 year old Sterling Kelly, a barricaded Parole absconder.

Negotiators were able to secure a peaceful surrender. and Kelly was taken into custody and transported to the Chemung County Jail on a Parole Warrant.

Investigators located crack cocaine that was packaged for sale and over $800 in US currency. A loaded .380 handgun was located and discovered to have been reported stolen during an October 2013 burglary in the Village of Horseheads. Additionally, a loaded .22 rifle was located and found to have been reported stolen in 2015 from Towanda, PA.

Andre Gibson, 34, a resident of the apartment, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, a class B felony.

Gibson is currently being held in Elmira City lock up pending arraignment in Elmira City Court.

Additional charges are pending.

The Elmira Police Department was further assisted by a New York State Police K-9 team.

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