By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
A local man was taken into custody after Terre Haute Police Department officers were called to check on him this afternoon.
Ryan Watson, 43, was arrested following a three-hour stand-off in the 500 block of S. Fifth Street. He was booked into the Vigo County Jail on charges of criminal recklessness and intimidation.
According to the THPD, a handgun was located inside the residence and has been collected as evidence.
During the well -being check around 4 p.m., officers attempted to speak with Watson through a window of the residence and reportedly noticed a he had a firearm.
"The officers then pulled back and established a perimeter. The Special Response Team and negotiators were called to the scene," according to the THPD .
SULLIVAN COUNTY - A Terre Haute man was arrested yesterday after officials say he solicited a female inmate at the Sullivan County Jail.
Rodney Sneath, 64, was booked into the same jail where sheriff’s investigators say he made unlawful propositions to female inmates early in the morning. He is charged with unlawful proposition.
Sneath reportedly had participated in video visits with a female inmate at the Sullivan County Jail, as well as had phone conversations with the inmate.
"In the visits, Sneath can be heard offering to put money on female inmate accounts, in exchange for sexual contact, after the inmate was released from jail," Sheriff Clark Cottom said.
Although no physical contact occurred, jail records show that Sneath did deposit money on a female inmate’s books, shortly after the conversations.
Sneath posted $4,000. bond w/ 10% allowed. His court date is set for July 11.
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