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Update: Elm Grove standoff suspect faces charges

Updated: Friday, August 8 2014, 12:44 PM EDT
WHEELING, W.Va. -- A standoff closed parts of Elm Grove for more than 3 hours Thursday night.
Dispatchers received a call some time before 9 p.m., concerning a domestic situation. While en route, police were advised a man had a gun and was making threats.
According to a criminal complaint, neighbors said, “he has a shotgun to her head and he is going to kill her.”
John Lough had been arguing with his wife and child all day and had threatened to “put a bullet through her head,” according to reports.
The complaint also states neighbors ran into Lough’s wife and child at Rite Aid and they appeared scared, but refused to call police. Lough’s wife then ran toward the house and neighbors saw her lying in a yard, hiding from her husband.
Two teenage girls went to check on the 5-year-old son and that’s when witnesses say Lough pointed a gun at the girls. Lough had barricaded himself in the home with a shotgun, according to reports.
Wheeling police, SWAT, crisis negotiation teams and canine units were called to the scene. The issue was resolved around midnight when Lough surrendered and with nobody being injured.
“I'm proud of all of them, we worked together, and it's always good when we have a peaceful, happy ending,” Chief Shawn Schwertfeger said.
Lough was arraigned Friday morning by Ohio County Magistrate Joe Roxby. He is charged with two misdemeanor counts of brandishing a deadly weapon He is in the Northern Regional Jail on $20,000 bond.

Update: Elm Grove standoff suspect faces charges

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