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Two charged after Williamson standoff ends peacefully

Pair facing charges after Williamson standoff temporarily closes Route 104

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that a man and woman were arrested on multiple charges after a lengthy standoff, which involved multiple agencies.

Deputies and State Police were dispatched to an address on State Route 104 for the report of a male that damaged a vehicle. Patrols were also advised that the male subject was allegedly assaulting his girlfriend inside the residence.

Upon arrival deputies determined that a male and female were in the residence with five children, and that there was a physical altercation between the two adults.

Deputies say the male was identified as Shannon Jones, who was known to have numerous warrants and a stay away order of protection issued against him. The female involved was the protected party, according to deputies.

Patrols staged at the house and attempted to contact the male and female numerous times. The female told deputies to leave, and Jones refused to come out of the home. They say he then barricaded himself inside.



After a period of time, Stephanie Arenas, the female inside – allowed the five children to exit. Those children were checked over by EMS personnel and released to other family members. After approximately an hour Jones and Arenas walked out of the residence of their own accord and were taken into custody.

Shannon Jones, 34, was arrested on the four warrants that were out against him. He was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt, one count of aggravated family offense, and three counts of harassment – as well as a single count of criminal trespass.

He was remanded to the Wayne County Jail on no bail, due to two previous felony convictions.

Stephanie Arenas, 28, was charged with hindering prosecution and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She was arraigned and released on her own recognizance.

The Wayne County Office of Sheriff was assisted at the scene by the New York State Police, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Emergency Management, East Williamson Fire Department, Williamson Ambulance and Wayne County ALS.

Standoff ends in Williamson – 2 p.m. Update

A portion of State Route 104 in Wayne County had been closed due to a standoff situation at a home in Williamson that began early Saturday morning around 2:00 am and was finally resolved around 1:30 pm.

According to authorities, the standoff began when 32-year-old Shannon Jones was involved in a domestic dispute with a female. When police were called to the scene Jones had barricaded himself inside the home at 5160 Route 104 in Williamson with 5 children and the woman with whom he had the original altercation with.

This resulted in a heavy police response, including the use of a helicopter.

Jones eventually surrendered to police without further incident after a nearly 12 hour standoff.

Route 104 had been shut down between Redman and Townline Roads during the situation, but has since reopened.

Prior to this incident, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department had active warrants for Jones for criminal contempt and aggravated family offense, both felonies.

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts cited good work by the negotiators for the peaceful resolution of the situation.

Original Report

A portion of State Route 104 in Wayne County haS been closed due to a standoff situation inside a home.

A father told WHAM that his daughter was being held inside of a home by a man she knows. He said he believed children were inside the home.


Photo from the scene by 13WHAM-TV in Rochester.

While any information is sparse at this time, first responders from Wayne County have been actively working the scene since the early-morning hours.

The section of Route 104, which is closed at this time – is in the area of the Williamson-Sodus Airport between Redman and Townline roads.

First responders are asking that motorists avoid the area for the time being.

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This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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