May 21, 2013

Standoff in Arundel ends after man surrenders

From staff reports

ARUNDEL — A 90-minute standoff ended Monday afternoon when a man who had refused to leave a trailer surrendered to York County sheriff's deputies.

The sheriff's office said the incident began early Monday afternoon when a man and a friend went to the Pines Trailer Park on Old Alfred Road to pick up the man's daughter. The man, who wasn't identified, shares custody of the 7-year-old with his former girlfriend, who lives in the trailer park.

The former girlfriend refused to allow the man to take his daughter, the sheriff's office said, and an argument began. The woman's current boyfriend and another man who lives in the trailer ordered the father to leave and the father's friend saw a gun tucked in the waistband of one of the men who lives in the trailer.

The father and his friend left and called the sheriff's office.

Deputies said four adults live in the trailer, along with a 2-year-old and the 7-year-old.

After about a half-hour, the mother of the 7-year-old and the woman's boyfriend left the trailer, but the other couple and the two children were still inside and the adults were refusing to leave, deputies said.

About an hour later, the man who allegedly had the gun came out. Deputies arrested Ryan Forrest, 26, of Arundel, on two outstanding warrants for failing to pay fines on two separate burglary and theft charges.

The woman and the two children, unharmed, came out of the trailer a few minutes later.
Deputies said they found a BB pistol inside the trailer.

Forrest posted bail and was released from York County Jail Monday night. The sheriff's office said no court date has been set.

The sheriff's office also said its investigation of the incident is continuing and additional charges are expected to be filed.

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