A Glouster man was indicted on assault and gun charges Tuesday by the Athens County Grand Jury for allegedly fleeing and firing a gun at police.
Matthew Arno, 27, of Glouster, was charged with: two counts of felonious assault, both with firearms specifications, one count of discharge of a discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises. one count of having weapons while under disability, one count of inducing panic, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of aggravated robbery, with a firearm specification
These felonies vary from being of the first to fifth degree.
A release from Athens County Prosecuting Attorney's Office states that the charges stem from an incident which began on Summit St. in Glouster, where police officers were attempting to execute an arrest warrant after Arno for failed to appear in court for previous charges.
During the incident, Arno reportedly fired his gun at police officers while fleeing his residence, until he barricaded himself in a house on Republic Avenue. He initially refused to vacate the house,but was eventually convinced to give himself up by Lt. Maynard of the Athens County Sheriff's Department Special Response Team.
Arno is currently incarcerated in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail on a $250,000 bond.
An arraignment is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 22 in Athens County Common Pleas Court.