2 taken into custody in Shelby after standoff

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 May 2024 at 6:37 pm

SHELBY – Law enforcement went to search a bench warrant for a man who didn’t show up in Orleans County Court this morning, and a brief standoff ensued that led to two people being taken into custody.

Today at 11:24 a.m. Orleans County Sheriff’s deputies, county probation officers and State Police went to serve the bench warrant to Jacoun Harden, 38, at his residence at 10775 West Shelby Rd. Harden failed to appear in County Court for a probation violation and Judge Sanford Church issued the warrant after the request from District Attorney Joe Cardone.

The probation violation is on the charge of criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree (loaded firearm), said Rob Riemer, chief deputy for the Sheriff’s Office.

Maranda L. Button, age 30, was also at Harden’s residence.  She let the law enforcement personnel inside.

 The law enforcement officers saw a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol on the floor and drug paraphernalia, Riemer said.

Harden ran to the upstairs of the residence to hide and refused to come out, Riemer said in a news release.  The Orleans County Special Response Team (S.R.T.) was activated and responded to the location.

After a brief stand-off Harden gave himself up to the S.R.T. and he was taken into custody at 1:57 p.m.

Both Harden and Button were charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree, and criminal possession of stolen property – firearm. The gun was reported stolen in February 2024 to Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending further investigation, Riemer said.