ANDERSON, Ind. – Police were involved in a standoff Wednesday while tracking a wanted suspect to an Anderson home.
Police started their search for Rashawn Ross two days ago after an informant provided them with information about his whereabouts. Ross has multiple outstanding warrants and is a person of interest in an ongoing criminal investigation. Ross also had a warrant out for violating his parole in a robbery case, police said.
Police tracked him to his home in the 2200 block of Halford Street early Wednesday morning and set up a perimeter. A short standoff ensued, necessitating the use of a public address speaker and negotiator.
Two children were inside the home at the time. Ross’ aunt said she was on the phone with her nephew, trying to convince him to surrender peacefully.
“He was afraid. He was scared because he had his children with him and he was scared something was going to happen to him or his children,” said Shirley Jones.
Ross eventually surrendered without incident. Anderson police SWAT and K-9 were also on standby as a precaution, police said.
According to court records and Anderson Police, Ross has a lengthy criminal history and is considered a dangerous felon. Ross has multiple felony convictions on charges including battery, armed robbery, and criminal confinement. Court records show an arrest warrant was issued for Ross in September 2016 when he failed a probationary drug screen.
Police said Ross is a person of interest in at least two other separate investigations.