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Affidavit reveals additional details in Allensburg standoff case

Caitlin Forsha, The Highland County Press

A Highland County man charged with felonious assault after an hourslong standoff with law enforcement Wednesday was under investigation for suspected child pornography, according to an affidavit filed in Hillsboro Municipal Court.

As reported by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Colvin, 58, of Hillsboro, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with felonious assault after allegedly barricading himself into an Allensburg residence and shooting at law enforcement officers.

According to an affidavit filed by Detective Sergeant Vincent Antinore of the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was signed May 10 in connection with an active investigation into a micro SD card that may involve Colvin. The HCSO began investigating after the card, which allegedly contains hundreds of images of child pornography, was found dropped on the floor at an area business.

Several deputies from the Sheriff’s Office attempted to execute the search warrant in Allensburg Wednesday, and Colvin allegedly yelled that he had a gun as officers attempted to enter the home, the affidavit says. What was believed to be a gunshot was heard from inside the home “and exiting through a window,” according to the affidavit.

Antinore said that he communicated with Colvin on the phone, while Colvin allegedly “advised he had an ‘AR, AK47 and a 38’ and stated that he was coming out of the home with the guns and that he would die today,” the affidavit says.

As reported by the HCSO, 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 Colvin was taken into custody. The incident is being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

For more on the story, see the HCSO release at:….


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