Owensville man arrested after overnight standoff

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GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – Around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Marshals Tank Force, Indiana State Police, and Gibson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence located at 4984 West 525 South near Owensville to execute a felony arrest warrant for Aaron Riggs, 30.

Police say Riggs was wanted out of Daviess County for Child Molesting, a Level 4 Felony.

When officers arrived, they determined Riggs had barricaded himself somewhere on the second story of the residence.

Officers attempted several times to get Riggs to surrender, but he refused.

At approximately 7:15, Indiana State Police SWAT entered the residence and eventually found Riggs hiding in a crawl space in the attic.

Riggs was arrested without further incident and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

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(This story was originally published on October 3, 2019)

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