Tuscaloosa Police have charged a man with third-degree domestic violence after a lengthy search that ended with the suspect's falling from an attic and getting stuck in a bedroom wall.

Tuscaloosa Police Public Information Officer Stephanie Taylor says 31-year-old Alonzo Deondre Michael Hobson was taken in to custody shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, December 18, after barricading himself in an apartment off Mimosa Park Road in Tuscaloosa.

Officers initially responded to the call at approximately 3:15 p.m. They met the victim upon arrival, noting that she had visible injuries on her face.

The victim told officers that she had been punched by Hobson multiple times during an argument and that Hobson had locked her and her small child outside of the apartment. Hobson placed a refrigerator in front of the door, barricading himself inside and refusing to come out when officers arrived on the scene.

While officers worked to obtain a search warrant, Hobson went into the attic of the apartment where he then fell and became stuck in a bedroom wall.

Officers were able to search the attic with a drone and discovered Hobson had punched through the wall of a bedroom closet in an attempt to free himself. He was then taken into custody and charged with third degree domestic violence/assault.

TPD's evening shift officers spent nearly four hours Friday working to arrest a man suspected of punching a woman and...

Posted by Tuscaloosa Police Department on Saturday, December 19, 2020

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