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Sheriff: Allensburg standoff suspect arrested, charged with felonious assault

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Christopher Colvin. (Highland County Sheriff's Office photo)
Highland County Sheriff's Office, Press Release

A Highland County man has been arrested and charged with felonious assault after an hourslong standoff with local law enforcement in Allensburg Wednesday.

On May 10 at approximately 11:41 a.m., the Highland County Sheriff’s Office was executing a search warrant in Dodson Township, Allensburg.

The subject would not answer the door. A dog was removed from the residence by the dog warden.

At approximately 12:36 p.m., entry was attempted into the home. Officers were confronted by a male subject with a gun. The male subject fired a round out of the east side of the house toward deputies, who were in the process of taking cover.

The Highland County Sheriff’s Special Response Team (SRT) was called to the scene, along with assistance requested from the Lynchburg Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Emergency Management Agency and local fire departments. The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Highland County Engineer’s Office assisted in closing access to Route 50.

Sheriff Donnie Barrera ordered that Lynchburg-Clay Schools be temporarily placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office was called in for assistance with its SRT team and equipment.

The male subject, on several occasions, would exit the back door and aim a weapon at deputies, who were under cover by armored vehicles.

Several non-lethal weapons were fired toward the subject. The subject aimed his weapon at a deputy, and a shot was fired. The subject then ran back inside and again barricaded himself.

Entry was made into the home, and the subject was found hiding in the attic. Several non-lethal rounds were fired again from the armored vehicle into the residence.

After several hours of the negotiating team attempting to get the male from the house, entry was made into the house by the Highland County Sheriff’s Special Response Team, and the male was taken into custody.

BCI has been called to investigate the matter.

The male was found to have a wound and was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for treatment, where he was treated, released and brought back to the Highland County Justice Center.

The male has been identified as Christopher Colvin, 58, of Hillsboro.  He is being charged with felonious assault, a first-degree felony, at this time.

The matter remains under investigation.


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