UPDATE: Armed robbery suspect now in custody after standoff

The suspect in Wednesday’s armed robbery of the Big Bears store was taken into custody following an hours long standoff inside a local church.

Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells said 21-year-old Quintin Ari Glover of a Rockmart address hid in the attic of the church on Litchfield Street and was eventually found after a sweep by the Rome-Floyd SWAT team.

Glover is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit a felony, theft by receiving stolen property, and obstruction.

He is currently housed in the Polk County Jail where he awaits a bond hearing.

UPDATED April 11, 2018 12:14 PM

A suspect involved in a standoff with Rockmart Police and Floyd County SWAT is now in custody, according to reports from the scene.

Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells says he does not have anymore information at this time.

The name of the suspect and charges will be announced later.

ORIGINALLY POSTED April 11, 2018 11:46 AM

Rockmart Police are on the scene of an apparent standoff with an alleged armed robbery suspect who barricaded himself inside a local church.

According to Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells, the standoff at 209 Litchfield Street has been ongoing for over an hour.

Sorrells is asking that people steer clear of the area until the situation is neutralized.

Rome/Floyd County SWAT was called in to assist in the standoff and reportedly was clearing out the church.

He said the suspect, whose identity is not known at this time, reportedly robbed the Big Bears store, also called Chicken, Chicken, Chicken.

The situation is still ongoing. We hope to learn more later today.