A Columbus woman was arrested early Monday morning, April 24, after she allegedly threatened to kill an Upper Arlington man and then barricaded herself inside her home when authorities arrived to apprehend her.
Columbus SWAT officers were involved in a roughly two-hour standoff at the woman’s home on Bentley Lane in northwest Columbus.
Upper Arlington police Lt. Jeff Conrad said the 26-year-old woman had threatened to kill the Upper Arlington man. UAPD officials had information from the Hilliard Division of Police that she had made similar threats against other people, he said.
Conrad said Upper Arlington police also had been told the woman owned a shotgun and that images of her with a shotgun had been posted to social media, so they deemed her threats to be credible.
About 2 a.m. April 24, Upper Arlington and Columbus officers went to the woman’s home to arrest her on a warrant for first-degree misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing.
“When we tried to serve the warrant on her, it quickly turned into a barricade situation,” Conrad said.
A portion of Bentley Lane was closed to traffic during the incident, and Conrad said Columbus SWAT officers communicated with the woman by telephone for roughly two hours before she agreed to go outside and be arrested.
No one was hurt during the incident, Conrad said.
“Columbus (police) had dealt with her before,” he said. “They knew these were some serious issues and that the threats were credible.
“After she surrendered, they were able to recover a shotgun from her home.”
The woman was taken to Franklin County Jail, where she was being held on a $50,000 bond, which, Conrad said, is much higher than typical bonds for cases set to go to Upper Arlington Mayor’s Court.
She is slated to appear in mayor’s court Thursday, April 27.