SWAT team takes armed robbery suspect into custody


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team took an armed robbery suspect into custody peacefully early late Wednesday night in Northwest Jacksonville.

A SWAT team was called to the 5400 block of Marigold Road at about 9:30 p.m. to try to get an armed robbery suspect out of a home, authorities said. The standoff ended at about 11:50 p.m. with Keith Lamar Jolly, 54, being taken into custody without incident. He was wanted on an outstanding armed robbery warrant that happened at the G&M food store at 5673 Avenue B on April 6.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office received a tip that Jolly was at the house, Lt. John Gay said. 

Police said they called the SWAT team, because officers needed to treat Jolly as an armed suspect since he was involved in an armed robbery. 

"The optimum call-out is to have an individual come out and surrender to us," Gay explained. "We'll take whatever time is necessary to try to have a peaceful outcome."

Gay said Jolly was the only person in the home during the standoff. He was not armed, Gay said.

Residents in the neighborhood were alerted to the situation, police said, but none chose to leave their homes. 

Gay said Jolly had an extensive criminal history. News4Jax searched the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office jail database and found seven prior arrests dating back to 2003.