Man arrested following Monroe SWAT standoff

Man arrested following Monroe SWAT standoff

MONROE, OH (FOX19) - A man has been arrested following a SWAT standoff in Monroe.

According to the Monroe Police Department, officers received a call from Sharon Taulbee around 2 a.m. Thursday morning, saying that her husband threatened her with a gun. Taulbee fled the home on Conova Drive with her three children and spoke to responding officers at the end of her street.

After speaking to Taulbee, officers moved up the street and surrounded the home. They tried to make contact with the suspect, 41-year-old Paul Taulbee, by phone and at the front door but no one answered.

Just after 3 a.m., the Butler County SWAT Team was called to assist officers. The SWAT team again tried to make contact with Taulbee by phone and loudspeaker but they did not receive a response.

Around 7:30 a.m. Monroe Officer Jackson spotted Taulbee outside near the intersection of Lebanon Street and Conova Drive. Police say Officer Jackson took Taulbee into custody without incident.

Taulbee was charged with domestic violence and inducing panic. He is booked in the Butler County Jail.

Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved.