PD: Man used meth, fired gun in house

Posted at 9:09 AM, Apr 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-10 23:17:04-04

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A suspect is in custody after a SWAT standoff and manhunt that lasted more than six hours in Middletown on Sunday morning and afternoon, police confirmed.

The standoff began before 7 a.m. Sunday as a domestic dispute. A resident reported that Shane Pursley fired a .9mm handgun inside her home in the 600 block of Elwood Street, police said.

The Middletown Police Special Response Team used gas munitions inside the home and entered to find that Pursley, 51, had already fled.

Police searched the area and found him several hours later, going between houses near Longfellow and Tytus avenues. He was taken into custody without incident.

The gun was also recovered, police said.

The suspect from Elwood is in custody. His name is Shane Pursley, age 51. He was located on Bryant Ave. in Middletown....

Posted by Middletown Division of Police on Sunday, April 10, 2016

Pursley was charged with drug abuse: methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony tampering with evidence, felony weapons under disability and felony discharging a firearm at or in an occupied structure.

The search also led to charges for several other people, police said. Misti Mavety, who lives where the gun was found, was charged with endangering children, obstructing official business and a bench warrant. Michael Spivey was charged with CCW, obstructing officials business and resisting arrest. Jonathan Pierson was charged with a felony warrant from Pettis County, Missouri. Amelia Carrie Lyninger was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The invstigation is continuing and more charges are pending, police said.

All of those charged are due in court Monday.