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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Ontario Police Officer shot by Perrysville Man

On February 11, 2024, at approximately 8:47 PM, Ontario Police were called to 1019 Landings Court in Ontario regarding a violation of a protection order. The caller indicated that the subject was also armed.

Upon arrival officers were confronted by 32-year-old Jareth Vance of Perrysville as he held a female hostage at gunpoint. Officers tried to rescue the hostage and Vance fired at them, striking one of the officers.

After the shooting occurred a hostage escaped Vance's control and he shot her as well. Her condition was not known at the time of this news release.

Vance then barricaded himself inside the residence where he held a 16-year-old hostage.

The Richland County ASORT team along with Hostage Negotiators were called along with Mansfield Police, Shelby Police, The Richland County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted on scene.

After a four-hour standoff Vance surrendered to law enforcement with no further injuries. The 16-year-old hostage was then rescued unharmed.


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