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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Man Barricaded and Arrested at Super 8 in Ashland: A Tense Standoff, Potential Consequences

In the early morning hours, Law Enforcement officers responded to a tense situation at the Super 8 Motel located at 736 U.S. Route 250 in Ashland. Seth Geaslen, a 35-year-old Ashland man with a Felony Bench Warrant for which the original charge was Aggravated Drug Possession, barricaded himself inside a hotel room.

Law Enforcement Officers from the Ashland Sheriff's Office and the METRICH Drug Enforcement Unit were called to the scene in response to an anonymous tip regarding Geaslen's whereabouts. With a felony bench warrant hanging over his head, Geaslen made the decision to barricade himself inside the hotel room, refusing to comply with Law Enforcement's commands.

For nearly an hour, Deputies and Detectives attempted to coax Geaslen out of the room through negotiations. They strived to resolve the situation peacefully, hoping to avoid any unnecessary conflicts. However, despite their efforts, Geaslen remained steadfast in his refusal to surrender.

Facing limited options and concerned for Geaslen's well-being, Law Enforcement Officers made the difficult decision to forcefully open the hotel room door. With utmost caution and precision, they entered the room to detain Geaslen. In such high-stress situations, with suspects believed to be under the influence of narcotics their primary concern is the safety of all parties involved.

Seth Geaslen, after being taken into custody, now faces potential additional charges related to the incident. The investigation is still ongoing, and the Ashland Sheriff's Office will determine the appropriate course of action. The consequences of barricading oneself and defying Law Enforcement can be severe, compounding the legal issues already at hand.

During the standoff, Law Enforcement Officers discovered a Chocolate Lab Mix in Geaslen's hotel room. They promptly reached out to Joe Eggerton, the Ashland County Dog Warden, for assistance. As Eggerton guided the dog out of the Hotel, it suddenly collapsed and experienced a seizure. Eggerton quickly took action, assessing the dog for any injuries and contacting the Claremont Veterinary Clinic for immediate emergency care.

Following the apprehension of Geaslen, METRICH Drug Enforcement Unit Detectives obtained a search warrant to collect evidence from the scene at Super 8. Thorough investigation and evidence collection are crucial steps in building a strong case against individuals involved in criminal activities. The Detectives meticulously combed through the room to gather any pertinent evidence that could further support legal proceedings.

The barricade incident at the Super 8 Motel in Ashland this morning highlights the challenges faced by Law Enforcement Officers and the potential consequences for individuals who choose to defy them. Seth Geaslen's actions have intensified his legal predicament, and the ongoing investigation will shed more light on the events leading up to this standoff. It is crucial for individuals to understand the implications of their decisions and to comply with Law Enforcement, promoting a safer and more secure community for everyone.

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