Sheriff Tommy Ford stated that Jimmy had pushed his head out and then he came out with a can full of Bush-baked beans with Brown Sugar. He hit the suspect in the upper back and distracted him.
YOUNGSTOWN — The standoff between Sheriff Tommy Ford and Deputy Chief Joel Heep, Major Jimmy Stanford, and the man holding the hammer ended with Stanford sneaking behind a suspect in a grocery aisle. Power Friday claimed they struck him with two cans of beans.
Ford stated that Jimmy was seen sticking his head out and the next thing I know, he is out with Bush-baked beans with brown Sugar, hitting the suspect in the upper back. The suspect does it again. Joel was able to deflect the blow to block his hand. We fought. ”
Justin Tyler Stanford (25), has been charged with resisting a violent or aggressive arrest, assaulting an officer using a deadly weapon, DUI, and leaving the accident scene with injuries. A bail hearing is scheduled for today. After being taken into custody for treatment of his injuries from the crash, he was transported to the hospital. He then went to Rainbow Grocery Store at 11798 U.S. 231, where 911 calls began.
Troops of law enforcement officers were on their way to Coram for lunch, in County 2301 when they received several calls. One said that the man was armed and had fired at least one gun. Another stated that someone had been killed. They continued to the north, arriving first from law enforcers, as the sheriff was driving. They were still waiting for a man with a gun. Ford and Heep wore vests and grabbed rifles, while Stanford attempted to establish a phone connection with the man.
He said that the suspect, who was holding a hammer-like gun, marched out onto the street and pointed it at them. Then, all three of his assistants followed him back to the shop. Heep and Ford, with their rifles and vests.
Heep stated that the man approached him and struck him with a hammer. Heep blocked the blow and hit him with my butt gun. Heep then said that it threw him back in the lotion tray or some other place. Heep said.
Heep and Ford followed the man down the aisle. Heep tried to calm him down, but he was unsuccessful.
Heep stated, “Then, he suddenly became insane again, and when raised the hammer he continued his bean attack.”
Stanford ran parallel to the next aisle, believing that this man was carrying a gun and that someone had been killed. “For some reason, when he was very close to me and saw me, my element of surprise vanished, and so we are now, the three of them.”
Stanford stated that he took a few steps back first before reaching for the 16-ounce cans of baked beans at the end of the aisle. Then he made a decision.
Stanford stated, “I thought that I could take them to hit him with them. But they’re going not to kill him — a lesser deadly alternative.” “And that should divert him from the sheriff, the boss, and can they hold him back?”
The News-Herald obtained a video of Stanford throwing cans and the suspect diving on impact. The suspect cringed further after the second blow.
Heep stated that Jimmy had hit him several times and then he turned and looked at Jimmy. Heep also said that he was now looking at Jimmy and the Sheriff. I reached out to grab his hand and caught him swinging a hammer at my face. He was slow. The sheriff then grabbed him.
Ford suggested that the suspect might be able to explain why things went so well when he is currently in prison.
He said, “This is a sensible approach.”