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Former police chief surrenders after 2-day standoff

Former Ravenna police chief Michael Swartout Former Ravenna police chief Michael Swartout

From our Cleveland sister station WOIO:

UPDATE: New developments in a two-day standoff at the Ravenna Township home of Former Police Chief Michael Swartout.

Shortly after noon, armed officials started making moves to the four-story farmhouse and around 12:45PM, Swartout surrendered peacefully.


Ravenna Township, OH - Sharpshooters and other officers  had a two-day standoff outside the house of former Ravenna police chief Michael Swartout. He's accused of firing a gun at his adult son Tuesday night, but hitting a vehicle instead. Deputies have an arrest warrant for felonious assault.

Portage County Sheriff Duane Kaley said Wednesday that he did not want to risk barging into the home because former Ravenna police chief Michael Swartout has numerous firearms. Swartout had told deputies there will be a conflict if they try to enter the four-story farmhouse, which had its power cut off by authorities on Wednesday.

Swartout stepped down as chief in 1998 after pleading guilty to using a firearm while intoxicated.

 The Associated Press contributed content to this story.

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