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The standoff continues involving police and an armed man, who reportedly has children with him in the residence on Briarwood Avenue.?

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A man accused of firing shots at police, prompting a standoff that lasted nearly 13-hours earlier this month will face criminal charges connected to the incident.

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Derrick J. Lewis, 30, of Dayton, was indicted on several charges Tuesday by a Montgomery County Grand Jury, according to court records.

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Lewis was indicted on two counts of felonious assault, three counts of kidnapping, inducing panic, domestic violence, endangering children, having weapons under disability, discharging a firearm at or near a prohibited premises, and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habituation, court records show.

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He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Thursday. Lewis remains booked in the Montgomery County Jail after his bond was set at $1 million Jan. 6.

Lewis is accused of firing shots at officers while they attempted to take him into custody at a Briarwood Avenue apartment Jan. 3.

After firing the shots, Lewis allegedly took a woman and two boys hostage, prompting a SWAT standoff that spanned nearly 14 hours.

SWAT members forced their way into the apartment and rescued the hostages, who were not injured in the incident.