WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - A man has been arrested in Madison township after a two- hour standoff with police. }}" />

   
 
 
Man Taken Into Custody After Standoff With Police

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 11/2/2013Authorities have  arrested a suspect in connections to a possible burglary earlier Friday afternoon. Richland County Sheriff's Office Maj. Dale Fortney said Gary Biggs, 34, was believed to have stolen several firearms. The suspect refused to acknowledge police presence or answer the door when he was located at 1502 Pear Place. Biggs reportedly has an extensive criminal history, which led to a SWAT team being dispatched to the 1500 block of Pear Place for the safety of the officers and civilians involved. A hostage negotiation team was also sent to the residence. Biggs, was taken into custody around midnight after a two-hour standoff with police. Biggs surrendered to police after SWAT probed the exterior of the house and ordered him to comply. He went without incident. Biggs is now facing a charge of burglary, and may face additional charges at a later time. Richland County Sheriff's deputies, Ontario Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, ASORT and hostage negotiators all responded to the scene.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Three-hundred first through fourth graders at Dowds Elementary School in Shelby make their annual contribution to feeding needy families during the holidays. Full Story
Image1 A local Christmas tree grower is about to enjoy a great honor, a trip to the White House. Full Story
 
Image1 Does a pay raise sound good to you? Shelby Schools hopes so. Full Story
Image1 Richland County 911/Emergency Management Agency would like to notify all citizens of Richland County that all working sirens will be tested at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Tornado Siren Testing Wednesday

Displaced Stimens Apartment Residents Receiving Donations

Famous Family Psychologist Visits Mansfield

Man arrested after burglary investigation leads to chase

Shelby's Night of Christmas Magic Summons the Polar Express

Galion's Varsity Grille Holds Benefit for United Way

Holiday Fair brings Festive Crowds to Mansfield Art Center

High Wind WARNING

More News