Two in custody after standoff in Dayton

Standoff in 3600 block of Otterbein Avenue in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Ben Sisson)
Standoff in 3600 block of Otterbein Avenue in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Ben Sisson)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A three hour standoff ends peacefully with two people in custody.

Standoff suspect (Montgomery County Jail)
Justan Cantrell (Montgomery County Jail)
Martha Burns (Montgomery County Jail)

The SWAT team responded to the scene of an apparent standoff in Dayton shortly after 6:00 p.m. Monday.

It happened on the 3600 block of Otterbein Avenue.

Officers arrived there to locate a woman with an active warrant and she was taken into custody early on.

Police say a man was locked in the home and refused to come out, despite negotiations. However, he finally surrendered to police without incident.

According to jail records, 27-year-old Justan Cantrell is being held on preliminary charges of aggravated burglary and having weapons under disability. He’s also facing a number of misdemeanor charges related to the standoff including inducing panic and resisting arrest.

Martha Burns, 34, faces a charge of failure to appear in addition to five counts related to Monday’s incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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