Tina Huffman, 60, of Bellefontaine, was jailed on an outstanding warrant following an anonymous tip received around 1:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, by officers of the Bellefontaine.
Huffman was arrested in the vicinity of west Brown Avenue and north Detroit Street, after police received information that Huffman may be in that area. With this information, officers converged on the area. However, their initial search yielded no signs of Huffman.
Familiar with a recent incident involving the suspect, which suggested she might attempt to return to her residence at 214 Pratt Street Apt. 9 police speculated that a passing train may have delayed her arrival.
As the search continued, officers spotted a pair of legs concealed inside a shed that had previously sustained damage from a collision, creating a hole in the side. They issued commands for Huffman to emerge from the shed and surrender herself. Instead of complying, Huffman crawled further into the shed and locked the door, initiating a standoff with law enforcement.
Officers persisted, repeatedly instructing her to unlock the shed’s door and surrender peacefully. Despite these attempts, Huffman remained uncooperative, acting as though she were invisible and ignoring the commands.
Ultimately, the officer decided to take more direct action, crawling through the hole in the shed and locating Huffman crouched behind the door. Even then, she continued to defy commands. Only after a prolonged standoff did she finally relent, allowing herself to be taken into custody.
She was promptly handcuffed and informed of her arrest on the outstanding warrant, and was lodged in the Logan County Jail.