Adult jailed, juvenile released to parent after SWAT standoff, Xenia police captain says

Adult jailed, juvenile released to parent after SWAT standoff, Xenia police captain says

XENIA — UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m.: Two males who surrendered to end a SWAT standoff Friday afternoon have been charged, Xenia Police Capt. Steve Lane said.

Calvin Cottrell, who gave up to police first, is charged with inducing panic, tampering with evidence (both felonies) and discharging a firearm in the city (a misdemeanor). The second male, a 15-year-old juvenile, was charged with delinquency by reason of obstructing official business (a misdemeanor). He has been released to his parent.

Cottrell and the teenager fit the descriptions of witnesses who said they saw two males firing a handgun in the area of North Detroit Street (U.S. 68) and Smith Avenue and Gordon Street. Cottrell and the teenager ran to a two-unit apartment in the 500 block of Lucas Avenue, where Cottrell lived, when police spotted them, Lane said.

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They refused to come out and that led to the standoff involving SWAT and police.

Police were dispatched about 4:15 p.m. on multiple calls of shots fired in the area, the captain said.

Cottrell surrendered about 65 minutes after SWAT and a negotiation team arrived, Lane said. The teenager came out 30 minutes after Cottrell surrendered.

A resident of the other apartment on Lucas Drive was escorted to a safe location from the scene. No one was injured in the incident.

The SWAT call out did prompt Xenia police to send what the department calls a “Hyper-Reach” text telling residents within a half-mile radius of the scene to stay out of the area until further notice:

Lucas Drive borders Shawnee Park.

After Cottrell and the teenager were taken into custody, police did recover a handgun, ammunition and several other items during a search of the apartment after securing a warrant, the captain said.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Xenia Police Criminal Investigation Section, 937-376-7206, or leave a voicemail at the Xenia Police Tip Line, 937-347-1623. Detective Sparks is the lead investigator. His email is dsparks@ci.xenia.oh.us.