Mooresville man surrenders after barricading himself in home with 2 children

Danny Andrew Costner
Danny Andrew Costner

A Mooresville man surrendered Friday after barricading himself and two young children in a home for nearly four hours.

Dan Costner, 41, was charged with assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present. He is being held in the Iredell County Jail without bond.

The standoff began at 4:11 a.m., when police said they found an injured woman on West Iredell Avenue. The woman said Costner, her husband, had assaulted her and threatened her with a knife before barricading himself in the home with their children, ages 2 and 7.

Police closed roads in the area as officers negotiated for Costner to release the children and surrender.

Costner walked out of the home at 7:55 a.m. and gave himself up to police.

Bruce Henderson: 704-358-5051, @bhender