CLARKS MILLS, Pa. (WKBN) – Bond’s been set at $50,000 for a Greenville-area man involved in an hours-long standoff with State Police Wednesday in Pennsylvania
Police identified the man who barricaded himself as Michael Scott, 33, of Clarks Mills, Pa. He’s been charged with burglary, trespassing, making terroristic threats and person not to possess firearms. He’s due back in court in June.
The incident started late Wednesday morning at an apartment house in Clarks Mills where Scott and two other men live. Troopers say Scott broke into one of his neighbor’s apartments and threatened to kill him. He then barricaded himself in his own unit. aying he wouldn’t go down without a fight, according to police.
Six hours later Scott surrendered and was taken into custody.
According to a criminal complaint, Scott has previously been convicted of burglary in 2018, making having a firearm illegal. Roads in and out of the small community of Clarks Mills were closed all afternoon as police worked to get Scott barricaded in a house to surrender.
Clarks Mills is located in northern Mercer County. It’s 12 miles east of Greenville on Route 358 between Route 19 and Interstate 79.
In the end, no one was hurt but people traveling through the area encountered detour after detour.
The house where the police standoff took place sits where Route 358 and Lake Wilhelm Road intersect — right in the middle of Clarks Mills.
The standoff with police started around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and ended around 6 p.m. when police were seen leaving the scene.
Lake Wilhelm Road was lined with at least 25 PSP vehicles, most of them unmarked. Many of the police leaving the scene were wearing camouflage uniforms.
When we first showed up in the area, all roads in and out of Clarks Mills were closed. PennDOT trucks blocked the intersections of 358 and 19, 358 and Sheaklyville Road, and Sheaklyville Road and Lake Wilhelm Road.
Occasionally, a police vehicle with its lights on could be seen passing through, and at one point, PSP brought what appeared to be a skid steer to the scene.
The road closure also impacted transportation for Commodore Perry Schools.