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MPD: Pair suspected in Facebook Marketplace robbery involved in 5-hour standoff out of state

MADISON, Wis. - A Stoughton man and Oregon woman believed to be involved in a theft on Madison's west side in October were arrested out of state after a standoff Monday, police said. 

Madison police said 35-year-old Jamaal D. Lee and 34-year-old Emily R. Johns were taken into custody in York County, South Carolina, after a five-hour standoff with U.S. marshals and the York County Sheriff's Department SWAT team.

The Madison Police Department had sent out a bulletin seeking the arrest of Lee and Johns following a robbery on North Segoe Road on Oct. 26

Police said Lee had arranged to buy a broken cellphone through Facebook Marketplace and met the 51-year-old seller in the 400 block of North Segoe Road that night. Lee pulled a gun and stole the seller's working cellphone from his hand. Johns was with Lee in the SUV, along with a baby in a car seat. 

Police said the baby wasn't in South Carolina during the standoff and has been safe and in the care of Dane County family member.

Lee and Johns are also suspects in an armed robbery that took place in Minnesota, police said.

Lee was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery. Johns was arrested on a felony warrant and a probation violation, police said. 

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