Middletown man arraigned on charges in Warren County standoff

Ebb Duhamel was arraigned via video July 10 in Franklin Municipal Court on charges of aggravated menacing, inducing panic and violating a protection order stemming from a July 4 standoff at a Franklin Twp. home. Duhamel, 30, of Middletown, evaded police that night but was apprehended following a two-hour standoff with Middletown police the next day. ED RICHTER/STAFF
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Ebb Duhamel was arraigned via video July 10 in Franklin Municipal Court on charges of aggravated menacing, inducing panic and violating a protection order stemming from a July 4 standoff at a Franklin Twp. home. Duhamel, 30, of Middletown, evaded police that night but was apprehended following a two-hour standoff with Middletown police the next day. ED RICHTER/STAFF

A Middletown man who eluded police for nearly 24 hours after a July 4 standoff in Franklin Twp. had his bond set at $50,000 and has been ordered to wear a GPS monitor by a Franklin judge.

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Ebb Duhamel, 30, was video arraigned Tuesday in Franklin Municipal Court on charges of aggravated menacing, inducing panic and violating a protection order. His next court date was set for Aug. 3.

Duhamel is accused of barricading himself at a Mentz Road residence on July 4 and eluding capture by the Warren County Tactical Response Team.

Duhamel allegedly stole a car and went to the Mentz Road residence because he had a female friend living there, according to police.

Deputies said Duhamel was able to escape during the commotion and fireworks of the Independence Day holiday.

Deputies seized the car Duhamel left behind, as well as suspected drugs and ammunition found in the car.

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On July 5, Warren County notified agencies that Duhamel was in Middletown and was believed to be armed and dangerous.

As officers surrounded the residence located in the 600-block of Baltimore Street, people who were inside the residence exited the two-story frame house and one person said Duhamel was inside. One gunshot was heard from inside the residence. Four adjacent residences were cleared as a precautionary measure.

A SWAT team located Duhamel, who was then taken to Middletown City Jail.

Several guns and ammunition were found inside the Baltimore Street home, police said.

Duhamel has been held without bond in the Warren County Jail after being transferred following his court appearance in Middletown Municipal Court on Friday after entering guilty pleas for inducing panic, resisting arrest and obstruction of official business, all misdemeanors charges.

On July 6, Middletown Municipal Judge James Sherron sentenced Duhamel to 180 days in jail for inducing panic, and 90 days each for the resisting arrest and obstruction of official business charges.