Man barricaded inside Jefferson Twp. house jailed; SWAT team uses tear gas

A man who refused to come out of a Jefferson Twp. house was taken into custody Monday after the Montgomery County Regional SWAT team used tear gas to coax him out.

The suspect surrendered around 4:45 p.m. after a more than six-hour standoff in the 7100 block of state Route 4, which also is called Germantown Pike.

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Sheriff Rob Streck said deputies were called around 10:30 a.m. to the home near the intersection of state Route 4 and Farmersville West Carrollton Road for an aggravated menacing complaint, meaning someone had been threatened.

“As we got here we had to order people out of the house,” Streck said.

A man barricaded inside a Jefferson Twp. house Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, is now in custody after the Montgomery County Regional SWAT team responded and used tear gas to coax him out. JIM NOELKER/STAFF
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A man barricaded inside a Jefferson Twp. house Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, is now in custody after the Montgomery County Regional SWAT team responded and used tear gas to coax him out. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

There were four or five people who had been inside with the man, and they provided information about what happened.

“We determined we had a suspect barricaded in the basement of the house. That suspect at the time we determined was wanted for felonious assault, he had a warrant for receiving stolen property, and as this went on we also charged him with inducing panic,” Streck said.

The sheriff said initially on-duty deputies, K-9 teams and SWAT personnel tried to get him to come out using verbal commands. Despite their efforts they were not able to make contact with him. Around 2 p.m. the sheriff activated the full regional swat team, which also threw a cellphone to him to try to communicate with him, to no avail.

“Eventually, we threw gas inside the room we believed him to be in and within about three minutes he was in custody,” Streck said.

The sheriff did not name the suspect, but said he would be checked my medics and that he has no visible injuries.

Montgomery County Jail records on Monday night showed that a suspect was arrested at the house where the standoff happened in the 7100 block of Germantown Pike on the same charges outlined by the sheriff. Joshua Ray Sage, 35, was booked into the jail at 7:28 p.m. for receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor, and was awaiting formal charges for felonious assault and inducing panic.

Joshua Ray Sage
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Joshua Ray Sage

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

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Germantown Pike (state Route 4) was closed between Farmersville West Carrollton and Union roads during the incident but has since reopened.

A standoff was underway Monday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2021, after a man reportedly barricaded himself inside a home near the intersection of state Route 4 and Farmersville West Carrollton Road in Jefferson Twp. JIM NOELKER/STAFF
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A standoff was underway Monday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2021, after a man reportedly barricaded himself inside a home near the intersection of state Route 4 and Farmersville West Carrollton Road in Jefferson Twp. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker