Man jailed after alleged standoff
Published 11:05 am Thursday, November 12, 2009
An Ironton man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly molesting a 5-year-old girl, threatening her parents and causing a standoff with police.
Paul E. Barnes, 53, of 2810 S. Fifth St., Ironton, was charged with gross sexual imposition, importuning, resisting arrest and two counts of felonious assault on a police officer. He was taken to the Lawrence County Jail.
Barnes is accused of having sexual contact with the child and, when confronted by her parents, pulled a knife on them.
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When officers arrived, Barnes allegedly tried to stab them as well and then barricaded himself in his residence.
Barnes was arrested later when he left his home and got into a struggle with police who used a Tazer to bring him under control.