Registered sex offender arrested after standoff at Broward home

A man barricaded himself inside a home for more than an hour on Monday in Broward County, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Edwin Hughes, a registered sex offender, barricaded himself inside a home for more than an hour on Monday in Broward County.

Deputies arrived with a warrant to arrest Hughes about 9:30 a.m., at Southwest Eighth Avenue and Southwest 11th Court in Deerfield Beach, according to Gerdy St. Louis, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies respond to a home on Monday with a warrant to arrest Edwin Hughes. (Lani Yasuk-Carrier/Local 10 News)

Hughes, who turned 30 in December, was wanted over a violation of his probation, deputies said.

The SWAT team responded and surrounded the home to try to persuade Hughes to surrender to deputies, according to St. Louis.

BSO SWAT team responds to a barricaded subject on Monday at a home in Deerfield Beach. (Lani Yasuk-Carrier/Local 10 News)

The standoff ended about 11 a.m. when deputies arrested Hughes, according to St. Louis. Hughes is a convicted felon in Leon and Wakulla counties.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Hughes was released from prison on April 6, 2020. He was sentenced to about a year in prison for eluding police and a marijuana-related charge in Leon County.

Edwin Hughes, a sex offender who registered his residence in Tallahassee, was arrested on Monday in Deerfield Beach. (FDLE)

In 2011, Hughes was arrested for lewd or lascivious battery of a victim who was 12 to 15 years old, grand theft, and traffic with stolen property, records show. He was convicted to four years in prison in Wakulla County, records show.

The registered sex offender last reported he was living at 564 Gore Ave., in Tallahassee, on Sept. 15, according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement records.

Deputies arrested Edwin Hughes, a convicted felon with a criminal record in Leon County, on Monday in Deerfield Beach. (FDOC)


Local 10 News Photojournalist Lani Yasuk-Carrier and Assignment Desk Editors Guadalupe Monarrez and Allison Cubillos contributed to this report.

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