Armed standoff in Nashville lands parolee back in state prison

Garrett RalstonNASHVILLE — According to reports, a 28-year-old man was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Nashville police, following an armed standoff with area law enforcement.

Garrett Ralston reportedly barricaded himself in a home in the 600 block of South Mill Street in Nashville, with Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS)SRT Team called in to provide local law enforcement with perimeter and tactical assistance, say incident reports.

Before SRT members arrived on the scene, local officers had Ralston unarmed and had created a dialog with him through the front door.

At that time he verified he was alone in the home, ultimately talking him into opening the front door, allowing Nashville officers to take him into custody.

Ralston was on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections at the time of his arrest, and has been returned to state custody. He is currently in receiving at Menard Correctional Center in Chester.