Arrests made in standoff situation in Boardman

BOARDMAN — Townhip police arrested three people after a five-hour standoff this morning.

Police got a tip that Brock Anthony Rennicker, 26, of Dover, Ohio, and Chad Ryan Rennicker, 24, of Ripley, W.Va., were at a Boardman apartment complex. Both men were wanted out of Belmont County on an aggravated-robbery charge, stemming from a bank robbery.

Police went to arrest the men at 7127 Glendale Ave. about 1:30 a.m. and the men and the 31-year-old female resident at the apartment, Elizabeth A. Soich, refused to come out.

The crisis-response team arrived on the scene just before 3 a.m. and used a loud speaker to urge the trio to surrender, police said.

About 5:30 a.m. police told them that officers were preparing to fire tear gas. By 6:30 a.m. they surrendered peacefully.

All three are facing felony obstructing justice charges. Brock Rennicker is facing aggravated robbery and failure to appear charges out of Belmont County. Chad Rennicker is facing aggravated robbery, failure to appear and probation violation charges out of Belmont County.

For the complete story, read Friday's Vindicator and

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