Man Taken into Custody after Allegedly Threatening Deputies

Man Taken into Custody after Allegedly Threatening Deputies

POMEROY, Ohio – A man was taken into custody on several warrants over the weekend after a stand off and allegedly threatening law enforcement officers.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, on Saturday, July 18 at around 10:35 a.m. a call came into the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office that J.B. King was trespassing on some property on Pageville Road. Deputy Brittni Joy responded to the residence.

In a statement from Sheriff Wood, “Recognizing that Mr. King was the subject of several warrants for his arrest, she requested assistance from other deputies and Deputies Clinton Patterson and Rick Smith responded to assist.”

When Deputies arrived at the property, they found King in a camper there. Initially, he refused to communicate with Deputies. King eventually, “Attempted to order Deputies off the land, saying he would ‘send his dog’ after the deputies. When that was unsuccessful, he said he would shoot himself if the deputies did not leave. It was also found that there was a female in the camper with him. After almost an hour of negotiation, Mr. King surrendered himself to deputies and was taken into custody without further incident. It was then discovered that there was no dog and no weapons in the camper. However, there was a female with Mr. King who later stated that she was not being held against her will,” according to the statement.

In addition to Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputies, officers from Middleport and Pomeroy Police Departments and Meigs County EMS responded to assist. Sheriff Wood, who also responded to the area, expressed gratitude for everyone who assisted in making this a successful operation.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.