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Man barricades himself, two others inside trailer

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A quiet trailer park in Marion County was surrounded by police Thursday night after a man, who didn't live there, barricaded himself inside one of the trailers. Another woman and juvenile were also locked inside.

Kimball Police Chief Tommy Jordan said it started with a disturbance call from the Ann Taylor Trailer Park in the 900 block of Main St. Officers said Dustin Jackson, 28, was outside making a loud scene in the front yard of his girlfriend, Triscia Phillips' home.

"It was real bad, it was like a war zone out here," said Betty Wilson, who has lived in the quiet trailer park for seven years.

"There was all kinds of blue lights and sheriffs, they had the road blocked off," she said.

Wilson was evacuated from her home. She said police told her to "get off the porch because I might get hurt."

According to Kimball Police Chief Tommy Jordan, the property manager called 911 on Jackson.

"A Kimball police officer saw the suspect run into the mobile home and shut the door," said Sgt. Keith Cox of the Marion Co. Special Response Team, which assisted in the standoff. "[The officer] was concerned for his welfare, as anyone should be when someone barricades themselves."

Also inside was Phillips, 37, and her teenage child. Police surrounded the trailer, and within three hours, the standoff was over without injuries.

"We got behind shields, went up and raked the windows, shot gas into the residence," said Cox. "As soon as gas went in, they came out."

Jackson was taken into custody and charged with aggravated criminal trespassing, contempt of court and violation of probation. Phillips was charged with disorderly conduct and facilitating escape.

The whole thing caused 68-year-old Betty, who was still wearing her hospital bracelet Friday, to have an anxiety attack.

"The ambulance people said my blood pressure was real, real high," she said.

After being released from the hospital, and with suspects in custody, Betty said she's still happy to be back home.

"I love this trailer park," she said. "I've lived here so long."

Both suspects are currently in Marion County Jail. Phillips' bond is set at $25,000 and Jackson is being held without bond. Kimball Police said the teenager that was inside the home was taken into custody and sent to be with other relatives.

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