A 37-year-old Moline man with a long criminal history in Rock Island County was arrested early Saturday after a six-hour standoff that began late Friday.
Roderick Allen Crawford, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm after the standoff ended.
There were no reports of injuries.
Moline Police Detective Michael Griffin said that at 10:50 p.m. Friday, Moline officers located a man wanted on several warrants. The man was staying at the QC Stay Inn, 2359 69th Ave.
Officers had gone to the motel to locate a stolen vehicle that had been occupied by Crawford.
Crawford went into a room and had barricaded himself inside. Crawford, armed with a handgun, threatened to shoot officers.
The Moline Police Department’s Crisis Containment Unit attempted to negotiate with Crawford.
After several unsuccessful attempts at negotiation, officers sent gas canisters into the room.
The Crisis Containment Unit then was able to make contact with Crawford, who surrendered without incident at 5:04 a.m. Saturday.
In the motel room, officers located a semi-automatic handgun and a gas mask Griffin said.
Crawford was being held Saturday in the Rock Island County Jail on a bond of $100,000.
Crawford’s criminal history includes a 1999 felony conviction for manufacturing and delivering cannabis for which he was sentence to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
In 2004 he was convicted of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a Class 4 felony under Illinois law, and was sentenced to 180 days in the Rock Island County Jail.
Then, in 2006, Crawford was convicted of a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm and was sentenced to serve six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.