The Guernsey County Sheriff says he’s very familiar with Jason Payton, who is a Cambridge native.
Payton does have a past record. Sheriff Mike McCauley says the 37-year-old was held in the county jail a number of times for assaults and disorderly conduct.
After Coshocton County Sheriff Tim Rogers was made aware of this previous relationship, he asked if McCauley would come to the scene to try to speak with Payton. Crews at the scene established a line of communication with Payton, and McCauley says after he asked Payton to come out of the home, he did shortly afterward.