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Suspect arrested in Huber Heights manhunt that prompted school lockdowns

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 12:33 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 9:53 AM

Man supposedly had a confrontation with Huber Heights Officer and took off.

UPDATE @ 9:53 a.m. (March 7): 

A 34-year-old man is facing several charges following a manhunt in Huber Heights and Riverside that led to lockdowns at all Huber Heights schools Tuesday. 

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John Lee Burke, 34, was arrested in the 4200 block of Arrowrock Avenue in Riverside by Huber Heights police, according to online jail records. Previously, Huber Heights police said they located and arrested the suspect on Aarrowrock Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Burke was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on preliminary charges of inducing panic, aggravated menacing and obstructing official business. Burke also had an active warrant for his arrest through the Fairborn Police Department, according to online jail records. 

Additional details were not available. 

John Lee Burke (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

UPDATE @ 5:31 p.m. (March 6):

The suspect who fled police and prompted a lockdown of Huber Heights schools has been located and is in custody. He was found at a residence in the 4200 block of Arrowrock Avenue in Riverside. We will continue to update you with the latest details in this developing story. 

UPDATE @ 4:13 p.m. (March 6):

Police said a man with a warrant for his arrest threatened to shoot an officer multiple times before escaping leading to a multi-jurisdictional search for the suspect.

Officers responded to an incident on Wayne Meadows Circle and when they arrived they spotted the man and approached him.  The suspect was uncooperative and ran into a residence, where he then made the threats toward the officer, Sgt. Charles Taylor with Huber Heights Police said.

The suspect shoved an officer and then a request for additional help was initiated.  It was at that point that the suspect escaped prompting a search for him and a lockdown of Huber Heights schools.

The lockdown at the schools has been lifted, however police are still looking for the suspect.

Officers said they have had sightings of the man, but have not been able to locate him.

UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m. (March 6):

Police officers continue to search for a suspect who reportedly fled from officers in Huber Heights. 

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Scanner traffic indicates officers have moved their search into parts of Riverside, in an area north of Union Schoolhouse Road, near Silver Oak Street, according to multiple reports and our crew on the scene. 

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Additional details are not available. 

UPDATE @ 1:25 p.m. (March 6):

Lockdowns were issued and have since been lifted at all Huber Heights schools following a manhunt for a suspect that fled from officers. 

The lockdowns were issued around 12:30 p.m. and were lifted at all schools shortly after 1 p.m., Huber Heights City Schools said in an online post. 

Additional details have not been released from investigators. It was not known if police have taken anyone into custody. 

UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m. (March 6):

Multiple law enforcement officers are currently searching for a man, possibly armed, who fled from a Huber Heights officer on Wayne Meadows Circle, according to initial reports. 

A K9 officer has been requested and is currently attempting to track the suspect, according to scanner traffic. 

Scanner traffic and callers into this newsroom indicate some schools in the area have been placed on lockdown. Those reports have not been confirmed by representatives with the Huber Heights City Schools.


We’re working to learn more about police activity reported on Wayne Meadows Circle in Huber Heights Tuesday 


Initial reports indicate an armed person fled from a Huber Heights police officer and might have barricaded themselves inside a home, before fleeing on foot. 

Several officers from multiple jurisdictions have responded to the scene. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available.