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Man gives himself up to police at Shelbyville apartment complex

A suspect turned himself over to police with a SWAT team on standby at a Shelbyville apartment complex Wednesday.

The Shelbyville Police Department obtained a search warrant to an apartment in the Waterdance Apartment Complex. Due to the information received on the potential of the suspect having weapons, the Shelbyville SWAT Team was activated to serve the search warrant. 

Once on scene, the SWAT Team secured the area and the Shelby County Crisis Negotiators started making phone calls to James Christopher Griner inside the residence. After several unanswered phone calls, a text message was sent to Griner. The SWAT Team also deployed a loud speaker asking the Griner to come outside.

Griner eventually responded by opening the door and coming outside without any issues. He was secured and the search warrant was executed. Griner was then arrested on the charge of Child Solicitation, a Level 5 Felony.

The Shelbyville Police Department offered thanks to the residents of Waterdance who worked with them when they evacuated apartments to keep the public safe.  Everyone was allowed to return to their apartments once the situation was resolved.

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