A Barnesville man who engaged Cambridge police in a brief stand-off Thursday was charged in Cambridge Municipal Court on Friday with three misdemeanor counts.
Kyle M. Denham, 39, was charged with inducing panic, a misdemeanor of the first degree. He also was charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest, both second degree misdemeanors.
At his arraignment on Friday afternoon, he posted a surety bond and was released from custody after entering a "not guilty" plea. He is scheduled to appear for trial on May 8 in Cambridge Municipal Court.
According to Cambridge police reports, officers received a call from a Zanesville-based attorney on Thursday afternoon, advising Denham was in possession of a gun at an unknown location in Cambridge. The attorney said Denham was threatening suicide.
Officers contacted lodging providers and learned Denham was registered at the Days Inn on Southgate Parkway. They and deputies of the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene where they learned Denham was in the Inn.
Officers attempted a ploy to get him to exit his room. They asked the desk clerk to call Denham and advise him that he had left an item in the lobby.
After four unsuccessful attempts by the clerk, officers secured a shield and approached the room door. An initial knock at the door met with silence even though officers identified themselves.
On officers' second attempt, Denham opened the door but refused to exit the room.
They grabbed him and took him to the floor at which time he reportedly became irate and allegedly began resisting efforts to secure him in handcuffs.
They deployed a K-9 officer and a Taser and managed to secure him. He was taken to Southeastern Med for treatment of injuries he sustained from the dog and the Taser. No officer was injured.