Armed Man Arrested After Stand-Off With Authorities

By Emma Koch

Armed Man Arrested After Stand-Off With Authorities

February 18, 2013 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 1:49 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Oh. (www.incnow.tv) -- The Sheriff's Office and S.W.A.T. Team were required to get an armed man out of a residence in Rockford.

Mercer County Sheriff's Office arrested Thurman Whitted Jr., 58, Saturday after a stand-off lasting longer than 4 hours.

According to a report from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, Whitted was quarreling with his girlfriend when he entered a bedroom and fired one round from a handgun. He was alone at the time. The girlfriend and her adult daughter fled the scene and called the Sheriff shortly after 6:31 a.m..

Sheriff's deputies surrounded the residence and cautiously attempted to make contact. They had received reports that Whitted had a .45 caliber and rifles in his possession and that he had removed the land line phone from the wall but had two cell phones.

Reports say Whitted would not answer the phones and that a family member was unable to make contact as well. The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. team was called in. At 11:05 a.m. the family member was able to contact Whitted and he agreed to surrender and exit the residence.

According to reports, Whited exited the residence but refused to comply with the orders to keep his hands up and in view. Whitted attempted to put his hands near his pockets and S.W.A.T. team members took him to the ground. He was then taken into custody without further incident.




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