Robbery suspect in hourlong SWAT standoff in New Lebanon named

Published: Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 12:43 AM
Updated: Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 4:33 PM

SWAT called to standoff in New Lebanon

UPDATE @ 4:33 p.m.: A man who reportedly barricaded himself inside a Johnsville Brookville Road home after an armed robbery has been named.

Ryan Christopher Jones, 26, was arrested following the hourlong standoff in New Lebanon.

Jones is one of two suspects accused of robbing a man at gunpoint around 7 p.m. Sunday, according to a Dayton police report.

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The other suspect named in the report is Jack Ray Pressley, 31.

Ryan Christopher Jones, left, and Jack Ray Pressley(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

Officers booked the pair into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of aggravated robbery, but they haven not been formally charged.

Officers arrested Pressley before the standoff.

UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m: An armed robbery suspect was arrested following an hourlong standoff in New Lebanon this morning.

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Multiple police agencies and a SWAT team were called to a home on Johnsville Brookville Road after one of two suspects allegedly involved in an armed robbery on Sunday in Dayton was confirmed to be inside. 

The details surrounding the robbery are still under investigation, though police say two individuals reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint. 

One of the suspects was found by police prior to the standoff, while further investigation revealed the second suspect was at the New Lebanon address, prompting officers from Dayton, New Lebanon, Brookville and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to respond.

The second suspect, who was reported to be armed while barricading himself inside the home, also had active warrants for prior violent acts, according to police.

An hour into the standoff, the suspect peacefully surrendered.
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Both suspects, whose names were not released, will likely be booked on aggravated robbery charges, officials say.

Authorities remained on the scene after the suspect was arrested to obtain a search warrant for the home.

Following the search, Lieutenant Matt Beavers with the Dayton Police Department told this news organization that “they have everything they were looking for.”

The incident remains under investigation.  

INITIAL REPORT

A SWAT team has been called out to a standoff in New Lebanon where an armed suspect has barricaded himself inside a house early today, officials confirm.

Multiple police agencies are in the area of U.S. 35 and Johnsville Brookville Road for the active incident.