The man who prompted a 13-hour standoff in Riverside on Tuesday also was involved in a SWAT standoff in 2013.
John Reese, 40, was being monitored by the FBI for violent blog posts he was making. The standoff on Tuesday started after Reese’s mother confronted him about buying guns and body armor on her credit card. Reese killed himself at some point during the standoff, Riverside Maj. Matt Sturgeon said.
Reese’s mother went to the Riverside police to report the incident, which led police and SWAT team members to go to the house on Gleneagle Drive in Riverside.
Reese was living with his mother at the time.
Before the 2013 standoff, Reese’s girlfriend at the time came to the police station to report that her live-in boyfriend was having “extreme mental health issues,” a report from the Miamisburg police shows.
On Feb. 4, 2013, Miamisburg police reported that Reese had barricaded himself inside the Mound Avenue home he shared with his girlfriend.
Reese threatened to harm law enforcement officials, according to Miamisburg police records. This standoff lasted less than a half hour and ended with Reese being transported to Sycamore Hospital by police.
Multiple guns, nunchucks, a sword and ammunition were found in the Mound Avenue home after the 2013 standoff. Nearly 25 grams of marijuana was also found in the home.
The arsenal of guns and other weapons all belonged to Reese, police records show. Riverside police pulled more than 20 guns, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, body armor and other tactical gear out of the home after the standoff this week.
After the 2013 standoff, Reese was charged with inducing panic and possession of marijuana.
Reese’s mother had a protection order against her son from April of 2017 to April of 2018 following a domestic violence incident in 2017.
The protection order states that Reese held his mother down, hit her and spit on her.
Reese was previously charged for that domestic violence incident, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct. He was also charged with domestic violence in 2013, but the case was dismissed in Montgomery County Municipal Court.
When Reese’s mother went to the Riverside Police Department on Tuesday afternoon before the standoff, she told police she was worried he would start a “shoot out.” He told her that he didn’t want to live, said he “was ready to die” and that he “hates his life,” according to Riverside police records.
Earlier on Tuesday, Reese made a blog post that said “I am ready to die so let’s get this over with then.” Reese was making multiple blog posts per day.
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