Standoff in Sandusky ends in arrest

Florida man accused of abusing 1-year-old boy, implicated in up to four other crimes
Jessica Cuffman
Jul 30, 2013

 

A Florida man accused of abusing a 1-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday morning following a brief standoff with police.

Acting on a tip that Shelton Andrews, 29, was in the area, Sandusky police showed up at about 10 a.m. at a Monticello Arms apartment on Milan Road and knocked on the door.

"We knocked, we heard movement and the TV, and no one would answer," Sandusky police Detective Dana Newell said.

Officers and Erie County deputies evacuated the building, as Andrews is known to own guns. Police ordered Andrews to come out of the apartment, but when he refused they obtained a key and opened the door.

While a woman and Andrews' two boys, ages 1 and 8, exited the apartment, Andrews locked himself into a bedroom.

"He barricaded himself in a room and would not come out," Newell said.

Officers sent a police dog into the room and the dog alerted to a closet, prompting officers to yank Andrews out of the closet.

He was arrested and taken to the Erie County jail, where he remains on charges of inducing panic and obstructing official business. Newell said additional charges could follow.

When police and deputies arrived at the apartment complex Tuesday morning, they evacuated apartment residents. Armed deputies and officers stood around the perimeter, weapons pointed toward the building until Andrews was taken into custody.

Apartment tenants were allowed back into their homes after about an hour.

Andrews is also a suspect in four other crimes in Sandusky in the past few months, police said. Newell refused to elaborate on the other alleged crimes, citing an ongoing investigation.

Social workers are now assisting the woman and the two boys who were taken from the apartment. Information about their conditions was not immediately available.

Comments

themomx6

Real tough guy. Abuses a one year old, then hides in a closet. Punk.

gene44870

And you just just about covered it all themomx6
Anyone that has to abuse children should pay the highest price that man can give them
Why is it that People have to come to Sandusky and brake out laws ?

Unassumer

I hope she doesn't get back with him. He should not be allowed around the children and he should remain in jail. These guys that think they can abuse women and children and not abide by the law need to stay locked up so they can't commit worse crimes.

EZOB

She was in the house with Him? If she knew what he did, she's just as guilty!

crystal 31

I AM CRYSTAL HER SISTER AND TO LET EVERY ONE KNOW SHE WAS HELD HOSTAGE AND WAS ABUSED AND THE TWO KIDS WAS GIRLS NOT BOYS SHE TRIED TO GET AWAY BUT COULDN'T SO I HELPED HER AND THANKS TO SPD MY SISTER AND MY NIECES ARE NOW SAFE AND ALIVE SOME ONE LISTENED THIS HAPPENED TWICE IN FLA AND SHE RAN HERE FOR SAFETY BUT HE STALKED HER SHE WAS IN FEARED FOR HER LIFE AS WELL AS HER DAUGHTERS SO PLEASE DON'T DOWN GRADE A BATTERED WOMEN HELP ME HELP MY SISTER THANK YOU

ritt

My best to your sister Crystal ~ this scenario is more common than people think! And while it is easy to sit back and say this, that and the other, until you have been in an abusive relationship and feel as though you have no way out, you could never understand. Its my hope that she takes advantage of this opportunity and gets as far away from him as she can for good.

eriemom

It sounds like she did get far away. Rally the community and make sure that she is in a safe place. These guys don't quit until they kill. He is sitting in jail right now blaming her.