Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
August 27, 2012 11:31 am EDT


UTICA — David G. Black, 50, of 132 N. Central Ave., Utica, was arraigned in Licking County Municipal Court on Friday on charges of inducing panic, using weapons while intoxicated, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.


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Black was arrested by the Utica Police Department, with assistance from the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Thursday at 5:44 p.m., following a standoff at his residence. He was taken to the Licking County Justice Center.

Police and sheriff’s officers arrived at the scene near Spring and Washington streets following reports of Black being disorderly. He was reportedly angry someone had been ticketed and was demanding that stop signs be removed. Black was seen to have a handgun on his person.

Utica Police Chief Cliff Bigler ordered Utica High School be placed on lockdown due to football practice and band practice being conducted at the time. A nearby residence was also evacuated.

Black entered a not guilty plea and was bonded out by AA Bonding in the amount of $10,000.

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