Police standoff in Arcadia ends peacefully

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A police standoff with an Arcadia man ended peacefully after going on for 7 hours, overnight Saturday.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called out to the home 266th Street and State Road 19 about 9:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report of a man threatening to harm himself.

That man was Roland Mobley. His ex-wife of 15 years was the caller. She said that he’d contacted her saying that he was “bleeding out” and giving her other indications that he was suicidal.

And when deputies located Mobley in the basement of his parents’ home, they say he threatened to harm them and himself. Mobley reportedly had several firearms and told police he would kill them. He would not allow officer’s to check his welfare.

Negotiators were called to the scene to try to get Mobley to come out of the house and Indiana State Police was standing by to assist.

Police say during the standoff, Mobley could be seen through windows of the house, walking around with what looked like a shotgun or handgun.

After speaking with Mobley and his parents, officers determined that he was not suicidal and decided to end the standoff just after 4 a.m. Sunday.

Mobley called Fox59 during the overnight hours and expressed intense agitation that the police would not leave the area, saying he would not come out until they did. He also said he was not a danger to himself or anyone else.

Information from the standoff will be sent to the Hamilton County Prosecutor for review.


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