A judge ordered a $200,000 bond for the suspect in a Westwood SWAT standoff early Wednesday.
The standoff ended after more than three hours with Anthony Goodly, 34, under arrest and a second gunman escaping.
The suspect who eluded police likely ran out the back door to a residence in the 2600 block of Montana Avenue about 6:40 a.m., said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell.
Goodly, who is homeless according to court records, is held without bond at the Hamilton County jail on two counts of aggravated burglary.
Goodly and the other suspect forced their way into the home about 3:30 a.m. and demanded money at gunpoint, police wrote in court records.
"If we leave without the money, someone is going to die," a criminal complaint quotes Goodly telling the victims.
Four residents were inside and asleep at the time when the men burst in, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The residents were able to safely escape while the suspects barricaded inside when police arrived.
SWAT negotiators on loudspeakers called into the home, attempting to convince the men to surrender with their hands up.
Goodly was arrested about three hours later.
The convicted felon on probation following a 2014 cocaine possession conviction, court records show. He also was convicted of cocaine trafficking in 2011.
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