Frankfort – You may have seen around a dozen unmarked car along with a swat vehicle heading through Pickaway County to the Frankfort area in Ross County where since early today they have had a SWAT standoff.
According to Ross County, on May 19, 2022, the US Marshals Service Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) responded to an address in the 14000 block of Westfall Rd. in an attempt to serve a felony arrest warrant. Upon their arrival, officers located the wanted person, who was armed with a shotgun, inside a garage. SOFAST officers established a perimeter around the garage and attempted to talk the wanted person out of the garage while awaiting additional assistance. Deputies from my office responded to the scene, along with the Ross-Fayette Joint Emergency Response Team and the Chillicothe Police Department SWAT. Negotiators talked with the subject for several hours before deploying gas into the garage to try to get the subject to exit. After law enforcement made entry into the garage, the subject was located inside and declared deceased by EMS. No law enforcement officers deployed a firearm during this incident and it remains under investigation by detectives and the Ross County Coroner’s Office. The deceased name is not being released pending notification of next-of-kin.