Law officers in Defiance dealt with a barricade situation Friday just before noon on Moss Street. Police were attempting to serve an Order of Detention, when 38 year old Marcus Gonzales of Defiance barricaded himself in a room. Negotiations failed, and law officers stormed into the house, arresting Gonzales without incident. He has been charged with Obstructing Official Business and Assault on a Law Officer. Marcus Gonzales was held at the regional jail.
And Friday at 4:08pm, the Defiance County Sheriff’s office made a traffic stop for a motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed on state route 18 in Hicksville. The operator identified himself with false ID, and then fled on foot. He was tracked with the help of a canine unit, and identified as 41 year old Alexander Kendall of Bryan. During the pursuit, the defendant discarded a container with 20 grams of alleged methamphetamine, along with bindles of heroin, and suspected LSD. Kendall was charged with Possession of Drugs and was held over the weekend at CCNO.