According to the Groveport Police, on Nov. 12, around 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to a home on Tallman Street in Groveport on a report of a domestic complaint.
Groveport Police Chief Ralph Portier said that, upon arrival, officers observed a male occupant near the front of the house on the enclosed porch. The individual ran back into the house and refused to talk to officers.
Portier said officers were told by the spouse that the man had allegedly been drinking and became argumentative. She alleged he struck her. She left the home and called the police. Portier said the man allegedly told responding officers, that, if she called the police, he would, “Kill anyone that would come into his house, including police and would kill himself.”
According to the Groveport Police, a barricade situation became evident and neighboring agencies responded, including the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Madison Township Police and Obetz Police as well as a tactical team from the Franklin County Sheriff’s.
Officers canvassed nearby houses and advised residents to remain in their homes until the situation was resolved.
Portier said entry was eventually gained by the tactical team and the man was apprehended without further incident. Richard Conrad, was charged with domestic violence and assault and transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office jail.
“These type of incidents are rare in the city of Groveport, but the patience of the neighborhood and the officers resulted in a safe apprehension,” said Portier, who added there would be no further comments on the case.