LATEST: Springfield police looking for 6-foot-7-inch man accused of causing standoff

UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m.: A 6-foot-7-inch, 200-pound man who is considered dangerous and being sought already on outstanding warrants and parole violations now is wanted by Springfield police on suspicion of causing Thursday’s hourslong SWAT standoff on East McCreight Avenue that forced a school lockdown.

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“We would consider him to be dangerous,” Lt. Jeff Williams said of Michael Aaron Colvin Jr., 30.

There are several outstanding warrants, including for violent and weapons offenses, for Colvin, Williams said, noting that Colvin also is being sought by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority on parole violations.

Clark County SWAT was called in to assist Springfield police when police believed Colvin was refusing to come out of 366 E. McCreight Ave., the lieutenant said. Police were called to the address about 10:15 a.m. on a report of an argument, which probably started Wednesday night, that escalated into threats of violence by Thursday morning, he said.

Michael Aaron Colvin Jr. is wanted on suspicion of causing a SWAT standoff in Springfield. (Courtesy: Springfield Police Division)
Michael Aaron Colvin Jr. is wanted on suspicion of causing a SWAT standoff in Springfield. (Courtesy: Springfield Police Division)

SWAT was added to the incident when neighbors told police they believed Colvin was armed, Williams said. He was not in the house when police breached the residence after 5 1/2 hours. Police believe Colvin left the house between the time 911 was called and the first officers arrived on scene.

The lieutenant would not say what was or wasn’t found in the house by police and SWAT.

Lagonda Elementary School was placed on lockdown out of an abundance of caution, the lieutenant said, and no one in the school was in danger at any time during the standoff, which prompted police to shut off traffic to East McCreight from North Limestone Street to Rogers Drive. School children at Lagonda were taken by bus to Springfield High School in the afternoon.

Detectives are continuing to research what charges Colvin could face -- including possible charges arising from Thursday’s standoff.

But Williams and Chief Allison Elliott said the police division wants a safe apprehension so they can speak with Colvin to hear his side of what happened at the house on East McCreight Avenue

Williams is asking you to avoid Colvin if you see him and call the Springfield Police Division at 937-324-7680 or the officer in charge, at 937-324-7716. If you live outside the Springfield area, you are asked to call your local police or sheriff’s office.

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We’ll update this report as developments warrant.