A Nelsonville man is arrested after a standoff with officers

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A Nelsonville man who allegedly shot a firearm in his basement while children were home was arrested early Wednesday morning after a more than two-hour standoff with law enforcement.

Crime with police lights in the background

Athens County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Whites Road in Nelsonville late Tuesday night and were able to quickly remove the children, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies then used a loudspeaker to tell the adults to come out. Negotiation attempts continued for more than two hours.

Meanwhile, a special response team was called and gas munitions were used to drive two adults out from the home.

Jamie Oakes, 46, was arrested and charged with inducing panic and having a weapon while under a disability — he was allegedly intoxicated when the shot was fired. He appeared in court Wednesday morning and bond was set at $75,000.

“This suspect showed a disturbing disregard for the care of all parties in the residence,” said Sheriff Rodney Smith. “This is a clear demonstration of the importance of advanced training and the cohesiveness between our special operations and patrol personnel.”