TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – “You never see it in person. So, it’s like really, it freaks you out when you actually see it in person,” says Whitney Andrews.
Neighbors watch as officers surround a home in the 1300-block of Guenther Drive Sunday afternoon.
“It’s scary. You know? It’s scary,” explains Andrews.
Trotwood Police say the standoff began after an armed robbery around 11 AM on Gardendale near Honeybee.
They say a man robbed two people at gunpoint and ran to this home, which is just a few blocks away.
The victims then called police.
Officers were able to find the suspect thanks to the snow.
“When our crews responded, they were able to track footprints back to that house, attempted to make some type of contact. There was some initial contact and the suspect refused to open the door back up again, refused to cooperate with us,” comments Cpt. John Porter of Trotwood Police.
That’s when the SWAT team was called.
“We knew that thesubject was armed and we knew that there was a potential for danger,” explains Cpt. Porter.
After several hours, the suspect finally came out of the home without further incident just before 4 Sunday afternoon.
He’s now been indentified as Karlton Jones.
The 18-year-old is booked in the Montgomery County Jail on a preliminary charge of aggravated robbery.
Police say another adult and a juvenile were also inside the home during the standoff but were not being held hostage.
Police tell 2 NEWS that some of the items stolen during the armed robbery were recovered from inside the home.
People who live nearby say they’ll be watching their backs more closely from now on.
“Lock my doors. Lock my doors when I’m in the house, because you just never know,” says Andrews.
Police say no shots were fired and no one was hurt in either the armed robbery or the standoff.