|BG man arrested following standoff (6-10-13)|
|Written by MARIE THOMAS BAIRD, Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Monday, 10 June 2013 09:20|
A Bowling Green man was arrested Saturday morning following a standoff that began when police sought to arrest him on a domestic violence complaint that had been filed Thursday.
James Henley, a resident of the 800 block of Conneaut Avenue, was arrested after Bowling Green Police acted on an anonymous tip around 8:45 a.m. that he was in the residence.
Police reported that Henley, 45, refused to exit the residence and initially would not allow three children to leave the residence. The children were eventually allowed to leave but Henley remained inside.
Henley's wife was not home at the time police were called, but knew he was in the house with the children. She arrived and took custody of the children upon their release, according to Lt. Dan Mancuso.
City police entered the downstairs of the home but did not find Henley, Mancuso said.
"He did not immediately comply with the officers in the house," he added.
Police secured the area and waited for the Wood County Sheriff's Department Special Response Team.
The SRT used a chemical agent "to try and get him to come out," said Mancuso.
"He did not come out after being exposed to the gas" and officers had to search the home to find him, Mancuso stated.
Henley was taken into custody just before noon.
He was taken to Wood County Hospital as a precautionary measure after being exposed to the chemical agent, then was taken to the Wood County Justice Center.
He also has been charged with inducing panic, endangering children (three counts), resisting arrest, and drug abuse (synthetic marijuana), according to municipal court.
The domestic violence complaint, and warrant, were issued Thursday after Henley fled the home after allegedly striking an adult in the home then returned to take a vehicle, according to police.
Police closed off Conneaut Avenue from Haskins Road to Ketner Drive.
He was scheduled to appear in Bowling Green Municipal Court this morning.
This is not the first time Henley has faced a domestic violence charge.
He had plead not guilty to a violation of a protection order in early January, and was found guilty by Municipal Court Judge Mark Reddin.
A week later, Henley again was arrested, this time for domestic violence. He also plead not guilty to that charge and it was dismissed.
Police were assisted at the scene Saturday by the Bowling Green Fire Department, BGSU Police Department, and the Wood County Sheriff's Department.
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