Deputies: Man in standoff threatened people with bow and arrow, swung machete

A man taken into custody Monday after a SWAT standoff had threatened people with a bow and arrow and swung a machete at another man, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Joshua Ray Sage, 35, of West Carrollton, is scheduled to be video-arraigned Thursday in Montgomery County Municipal Court’s Western Division in New Lebanon after he was charged Wednesday with felonious assault.

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Sage surrendered to deputies around 4:45 p.m. Monday after the Montgomery County Regional SWAT team used tear gas to get him to come out of a home in the 7100 block of state Route 4, also called Germantown Pike in Jefferson Twp. His arrest ended a more than six-hour standoff.

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Sage called in a fake abduction and then refused to come out of the house, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

“Josh had also threatened multiple people at the house with a bow and arrow and then swung a machete at (another man) and cut his finger,” the affidavit stated.

Sage remains in the Montgomery County Jail.

Joshua Ray Sage
Joshua Ray Sage

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail