Miami County Man Taken into Custody After Standoff

At approximately 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence at 2629 Capehart Ave, Peru, on a reported battery of a 32-year old women who lives at the home.

When officers arrived, they met with the purported victim and observed an injury that indicated she had allegedly been battered by her boyfriend, Michael Pettingill, 36. Pettingill was inside the home that he shared with the alleged victim. Further investigation revealed that Pettingill was wanted on a Fulton Superior Court arrest warrant alleging a single charge for theft-receiving stolen property.

Officers made numerous requests for Pettingill to come out of the home. He refused to exit the residence. Officers also used various techniques to coax Pettingill into surrendering, but he failed to do so.

At approximately 9:14 a.m., as officers from the Indiana State Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team were about to enter the home, Pettingill climbed out of a rear window. He was immediately taken into custody by waiting officers.

Pettingill was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face criminal charges for domestic battery, resisting law enforcement, strangulation, and the Fulton County arrest warrant for theft-receiving stolen property.

This is an ongoing investigation. No officers nor Pettingill were injured during the incident.