Dayton man indicted for 13-hour standoff

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Derrick Lewis

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man was indicted on charges including kidnapping after a 13-hour standoff earlier this month.

Around 11 am on January 3, Dayton officers responded to an apartment on Briarwood Avenue. Upon their arrival, they tried to arrest 21-year-old Derrick Lewis an on outstanding warrant. He ran back to the apartment and grabbed a gun.

While inside the apartment, Lewis shot at officers three times but did not strike any of them.

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The man’s girlfriend and her two sons were inside the apartment at the time, and the officers retreated outside out of concern for the safety of the hostages.

SWAT responded to the scene and after the standoff, Lewis was taken into custody.

His girlfriend had been punched and kicked, and he would not let her or the children leave during the standoff.

Tuesday, he was indicted on:

  • Two counts of felonious assault on a police officer
  • Three counts of kidnapping
  • One count of discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises
  • Once count of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation
  • One count of having weapons while under disability (prior drug conviction)
  • One count of inducing panic
  • One count of domestic violence
  • One count of endangering children

The felonious assault counts include 3-year firearm specifications and 7-year firearm specification for discharging a firearm at a law enforcement officer.

The kidnapping counts include 3-year firearm specifications.

Lewis is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

He will be arraigned on January 16 at 8:30 am.

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