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Jennings County Armed Standoff Ends Peacefully

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 5:06pm

By Jennings County Sheriff's Office, news release

Nantz was wanted on two Jennings County no bond arrest warrants for felony crimes ranging from Resisting Law Enforcement to Arson.

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(Jennings County, Ind.) - On November 10, at approximately 11:00 p.m. Jennings County Sheriff's Office Deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant on 46-year-old Larry Nantz at a Country Squire Lakes residence. Nantz was wanted on two Jennings County no bond arrest warrants for felony crimes ranging from Resisting Law Enforcement to Arson.

During the investigation, Deputies learned Nantz was in a back bedroom of the residence with the door barricaded.  Deputies gave commands for Nantz to come out. Nantz ultimately advised Sgt. Cody Low and Deputy Thomas Mellencamp that he had a gun and was not going back to jail.  Nantz threatened the lives of both Mellencamp and Low if they tried to take him into custody. Deputies removed all other occupants from the residence and set up a perimeter.

Jennings County Sheriff's Office SRT (Special Response Team) was activated and responded.  After nearly an hour of negotiations, Nantz surrendered to Sheriff Kenny Freeman without incident. An air-soft gun that closely resembled a real firearm was located.

While in the driveway after the arrest, Nantz spit in the face of a 15-year-old female resident while she was attempting to secure dogs inside of the home.

Nantz is currently being held in the Jennings County Jail with no bond on the Jennings County Circuit Court Warrants as well as the new charges of battery by bodily waste, two counts of intimidation with a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement

 

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