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Man in custody after barricade incident near Lockbourne


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Members of the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Special Response Team return to their vehicle following a standoff on Shepherd Road. (Photo by Trish Bennett)

Russell L. Oliver (Photo courtesy of the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office)

HARRISON TOWNSHIP – A barricade situation ended peacefully Friday after a domestic violence incident on Shepherd Road.

Russell L. Oliver, 24, was arrested and faces multiple charges of domestic violence and aggravated menacing, according to the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Robert Radcliff said dispatchers received a 911 call transferred from Delaware County about 1:19 p.m. Friday advising a male with a gun was threatening family members at a home in Pickaway County. The caller was away from home but receiving the information from her daughter at the residence located in the Caravan Village mobile home park at 9955 Shepherd Road just east of U.S. Route 23 near Lockbourne.

According to Oliver’s mother and siblings, he threatened to kill family members at the residence, as well as law enforcement if they were called, Radcliff said. Oliver also reportedly brandished a firearm at his family members.

Radcliff said deputies and the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Special Response Team responded to the scene. Prior to their arrival, family members were able to get out of the residence, but a brief standoff occurred when Oliver refused to respond or come out of the home.

Once the SRT vehicle arrived, however, Oliver came to the front door and surrendered to deputies. He was taken into custody without further incident, and Radcliff said no one was injured.

Harrison Township EMTs also staged in the area during the incident but were not called into action at the scene.

Radcliff said it was a volatile situation that came to a good conclusion. The case remains under investigation.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal