UPDATE: (Tuesday, January 17, 1:15 a.m.) – New details are being released after an hours-long standoff in Cheshire Township, Ohio.

According to Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin, the situation began around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, when deputies received reports of a man brandishing a gun at a residence on Swisher Hill Road. When deputies arrived, the suspect, identified as Robert Paul Jones, put the gun down outside the home before going inside and refusing orders to come out. Deputies established a perimeter and at some point, Jones shot from inside the home.

After several hours of negotiation, Jones was arrested without incident at around 10:52 p.m. Tuesday night. Charges are pending. Jones was a resident of the home where the incident happened.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted in the situation.


UPDATE: (Monday, January16, 11:35 p.m.) – Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin said the situation is contained and that a man is in custody.


GALLIA COUNTY, OH (WOWK) — The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office says authorities are on the scene of a “barricaded person” on Swisher Hill Road, near Little Kyger Road, in Cheshire Township, Ohio.

Deputies are asking travelers to avoid the area until further notice.

According to dispatchers, multiple law enforcement units are on the scene.

There is no other information at this time. Stay with 13 News for updates.