PEEBLES, Ohio - A man has been arrested by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly firing a gun at his wife and sheriff's deputies, causing a standoff with deputies and a SWAT team.
The suspect, Michael Gehler, 55, was taken to the Adams County Regional Medical Center for evaluation.
Deputies responded to the Gehler's Peebles area home shortly after receiving a 911 call at 12:31 p.m. Monday. The caller stated her husband fired shots in the residence and threatened to kill himself and her.
When deputies arrived at the house at 95 Jake Campbell Road, more shots were fired. Deputies secured the perimeter around the house, and summoned a SWAT team and an ambulance. Also, a medical helicopter was placed on standby during the incident.
A section of State Route 41 was closed by deputies for about two hours, as they handled the incident. The affected area was between Route 781 and State Route 32. Traffic though the area was rerouted.
Sheriff's negotiators contacted Gehler by telephone and talked to him for quite awhile, deputies said. Sheriff Kimmy Rogers and agreed to surrender. Although Gehler left the residence momentarily, he went back into the home and refused to reestablish contact.
After the SWAT unit drove to the home's front, Gehler exited and surrendered without incident. No injuries were reported.
Formal charges haven't yet been filed but "charges are anticipated," the Sheriff's Office said. An investigation is ongoing.
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