A Tipp City man faces several charges including aggravated menacing and inducing panic following a late night standoff at a Maynard Drive apartment.
Tipp City police were called to the apartment around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 18 on a report by a friend that Tyler Horn, 21, might attempt to overdose on medication.
Horn later was charged with felony aggravated menacing and attempted felonious assault along with inducing panic, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bail was set at $87,500 Jan. 19 in Miami County Municipal Court where Magistrate Gary Zuhl ordered a mental health evaluation.
Horn’s next court appearance is scheduled Jan. 26 before Judge Elizabeth Gutmann.
Officers Dan Harris and Kelli Schulte reported they initially were unable to make contact with Horn at his apartment before a key was obtained and verbal contact made. He refused to come outside, police said.
Sgt. Marc Basye also arrived at the apartment, where Horn allegedly was yelling and demanding police leave.
After additional talking, police opened the door and Horn was found standing in the kitchen holding a rifle, which Basye reported was pointed at him.
The officers were ordered from the apartment with Schulte continuing verbal contact from the front door while the Miami County Special Response Team was called. Sgt. Tom Gibson from the Troy Police Department, a hostage negotiator, responded and with Schulte continued to talk with Horn.
As talks were held, the apartment building was evacuated.
Basye reported Schulte was able to get Horn to put the gun down while she and Gibson talked with him to come into a living room around 12:15 a.m., and then out the door.
Horn allegedly became non-compliant and combative after stepping outside. Basye reported he and Gibson took Horn to the ground.
Other officers including Miami County sheriff’s deputies helped handcuff Horn. He was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center for a check before going to the county jail.
Police reports said they found other weapons in the apartment along with alleged drug paraphernalia.