COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A 30-year-old man was arrested and charged with pandering on Wednesday after a barricade situation on Town Street.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT was called at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday after the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit attempted to serve a search warrant on Jarad Burney at 1283 Town St.
Burney initially began talking with detectives, but then suddenly fled into the house and refused to come out when ordered.
Upon arrival, SWAT continued to attempt to get Burney to exit the home, but he refused.
After about 30 minutes and with the assistance of a family member, Burney exited the home on his own and was immediately taken into custody, officials said.
Officials said the incident was resolved peacefully before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Princeton Avenue and Rich Street northbound and westbound at Princeton Avenue and Town Street were closed during the barricade situation.
Burney has been charged with one count of Pandering, a second-degree felony. Additional charges are possible pending further investigation.