Fight leads to brief standoff in New Carlisle

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Deputies in Clark County rushed to a neighborhood in New Carlisle early Friday morning after they got reports of a large group of people fighting with knives.

Just a few minutes earlier, deputies say they received a report of shots fired at a bar nearby.

When they arrived in the area of Grissom Ave. and Weinland Dr. around 1:30 a.m., they say a group of people scattered. Three ran to a nearby house and barricaded themselves inside.

Deputies weren’t sure if the men were armed.

They say they found one of the men in the back yard while they were conducting a track with a K-9. A short time later, the other two men came out of the house.

Deputies say one of the men had facial injuries consistent with an assault and was taken to the hospital. They took statements from all three men, but no charges have been filed at this time.

They did not find any weapons. Deputies also determined that the shots fired call was unrelated to the fight.

Sgt. John Rogers says a lot of time and resources could have been saved if the men had just stayed and talked to deputies in the first place.

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