Robert K. Yosay | posted Mar 6th 2014
Police yanked a man wanted on drug warrants out of a furnace duct Thursday after a standoff of more than two hours at a South Side home. Phillip Johnson, no age given, of Youngstown, was taken into custody by U.S. marshals after the standoff at the 147 E. Marion Ave. home. Members of the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team, along with marshals and Youngstown police, were serving a search warrant at the home as part of a drug investigation and were at the home about 4 p.m., said Youngstown police Detective Sgt. John Elberty, who heads up the CRT unit.