Springfield police started the day early when a Springfield Lake Drive man barricaded himself in his home, ending three hours later after a S.W.A.T. team got involved.
Police say James C. Barrett of Lakemore was one a warrant they were trying to serve, but wouldn't cooperate with officers and refused to surrender. The standoff ended peacefully later in the morning; Barrett is facing charges from the standoff as well as the original warrant.
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(Springfield PD - news release) At approximately 0530 officers attempted to serve an active warrant on James C. Barrett at 2714 Springfield Lake Drive in the Village of Lakemore. Mr. Barrett barricaded himself inside the residence and would not comply with repeated requests for his surrender. METRO S.W.A.T. was activated and responded to the scene. At approximately 0830, Mr. Barrett exited the residence and was arrested by METRO S.W.A.T. Team members. Mr. Barrett was charged with Obstructing Justice and Inducing Panic. He is currently being held at the Portage County Jail on outstanding felony warrants for Aggravated Menacing and Violation of a Protection Order.