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Wanted Male Arrested After Barricading Himself Inside Residence

For Immediate Release:  June 25, 2022 

On June 23, 2022, a wanted male was arrested after being recognized by detectives and subsequently barricading himself inside a residence.

At approximately 8:20 AM, Detectives Darrin Lorady and Eric Evans of the Special Investigations Section were conducting an investigation at a residence in the 300 block of north Tennessee Avenue. While conducting their investigation they observed and immediately recognized Omar Butcher, a male they knew was wanted for an outstanding warrant, open the front door to a neighboring residence. The warrant was related to a domestic violence incident that occurred on May 28, 2022. Upon noticing the detectives, Butcher retreated back into the residence and closed the door. The detectives soon learned that an acquaintance of Butcher, Claria Barrigher, was also inside the residence. Both Butcher and Barrigher refused to exit the residence. Members of the department’s SWAT Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, and bomb squad responded. Detective Lorady, who is also a crisis negotiator, made contact with Barrigher via cellphone. After approximately 3 hours of negotiating, both Butcher and Barrigher exited the residence and were taken into custody without further incident. 

ARRESTED:  Omar Butcher, 29, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Obstruction and resisting arrest.

Butcher was issued a summons pending a future court date. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility for the outstanding warrant. Barrigher was issued a summons for obstruction and resisting arrest. Charges are mere accusations and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.  

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.

Alert sent on 06/25/2022 at 11:51AM EDT


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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