Pickaway County Man Charged Following Stand Off with Authorities

A Pickaway County man is facing misdemeanor charges following a stand off with officers during a domestic incident on Tuesday.

According to Sheriff Matthew O. Hafey, on April 27th, 2021 at 9:26 P.M. Deputies were dispatched to 11080 Randle Road Williamsport, Ohio 43164 on a domestic disturbance. It was reported that a person, who was later identified as 53-year-old Michael S. Warren, was intoxicated and tearing up the residence.

When Deputies arrived, there were people standing on the front porch and Michael Warren ran into the residence and locked the door. Deputies were informed Warren had a firearm and that they were in fear for the children who were still inside the residence with him. Deputies forced entry into the residence. As Deputies went up the steps to the second floor Warren had a firearm pointed at them.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was requested to the scene. Ohio State Highway Patrol also arrived on scene to assist. Deputies and Troopers surrounded the residence. Deputies talked Warren into unloading the firearm and kicking the firearm down the steps, but it was reported by family members that he had more accessible to him in the house.

After approximately 30 minutes Deputies were able to approach Warren, who was sitting on a couch. The Deputies attempted to deescalate the situation and convince him to surrender. Warren would not comply with their commands. At that point a Deputy deployed his Taser and Warren was taken into custody without further incident.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was canceled, prior to them leaving Franklin County.

Warren was transported to the Pickaway County Jail where he was charged with Domestic Violence a misdemeanor of the first degree, Using Weapons While Intoxicated a misdemeanor of the first degree, Aggravated Menacing a misdemeanor of the first degree and Unlawful Restraint a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Sheriff Hafey would like to extend his thanks to Sheriff Dallas Baldwin and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Tri-County Fire District for their assistance. Sheriff Hafey would also like to commend his Deputies for deescalating and taking control of a very dangerous situation which resulted in a peaceful conclusion.

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