Police release name of Sellersburg sword-wielding standoff suspect

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by Amy Stallings and Johnny Archer

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 8 at 2:25 PM

SELLERSBURG, Ind. (WHAS 11) -- A Sellersburg man is in custody after police said he used a samurai sword to keep officers responding to a domestic call at bay.

Officers were called to a home in the 9000 block of Newberry Road around 11 p.m. Sunday on a domestic violence report. Police said 56-year-old Roy Hisle pushed his daughter to the ground and choked her boyfriend. Hisle’s wife, daughter and her boyfriend were able to get out of the house with very minor injuries before police arrived at the scene.

When did arrive, officers said the family was outside when, but Hisle was holed up in the home with a sword and refused to come out. The standoff lasted for five hours and ended when the SWAT team forced their way inside the home.

“He did speak with us, but refused to come out of the residence for whatever reason,” Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan said. "The SWAT guys actually made entry through the back of the residence and encountered him in, I believe, the front living room. Subsequently he was tased and taken into custody without any further incident."

Police took Hisle into custody and he is now charged with Strangulation D-Felony, Resisting LE A-Misd, Battery A-Misd, and Disorderly Conduct B-Misd. He is being held at the Clark County jail on a $10,000 cash bond.

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