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Two taken into custody following standoff in Cuyahoga Falls

From Staff Reports Published: October 2, 2016 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Falls -- An Akron man and a Cuyahoga Falls woman were arrested at a Falls home following a two and a half hour standoff with the Summit County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team on Sept. 28.

No one was injured in the incident, according to Summit County Sheriff's Office Inspector Bill Holland.

Hunter Edwards, 37, of Akron, and Corinna A. Croskey, 44, of Cuyahoga Falls, were both taken into custody.

Edwards was wanted on a failure to appear charge stemming from an illegal manufacture of drugs charge, according to Holland. The failure to appear warrant was issued by Summit County Common Pleas Court. Holland told the Falls News-Press on Sept. 29 that no additional charges had been filed yet against Edwards.

On Sept. 28 at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Summit County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiations Team responded to a house on Third Street in regard to a person who was barricaded in the residence with a female, later identified as Croskey, according to a sheriff's office press release.

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Earlier that day, the Summit County Sheriff's Dispatch Center received an anonymous tip that an individual with an arrest warrant, identified as Edwards, was at the Third Street house. Cuyahoga Falls Police attempted to serve the arrest warrant on Edwards at the Third Street home, but he refused to surrender and authorities determined he was in the residence with Croskey, according to Holland.

Sheriff's personnel determined that Croskey was not being held against her will and tried to get her to come out of the residence. Shortly thereafter, she exited the residence and met with authorities. After several attempts to contact Edwards, negotiators reached him and began negotiations. At approximately 8 p.m., Edwards surrendered, according to the news release. Cuyahoga Falls Police assisted the sheriff's SWAT Team in securing the perimeter, said Holland.

Marijuana was found at the residence and taken into evidence, according to the sheriff's office news release.

Croskey is charged with resisting arrest, second-degree misdemeanor, and obstructing justice, a fifth-degree felony. Both were transported to the Summit County Jail. Croskey had a video arraignment before Judge Kim Hoover in Stow Municipal Court on Sept. 29. She has a status hearing on the felony charge and pretrial on the misdemeanor offense on Oct. 5, according to a court official. As of Sept. 29, Croskey was in Summit County Jail on a $5,000, 10 percent bond, according to the official.

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