Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Dispute leads to shooting, standoff

By Kevin Aldridge
Enquirer staff writer

DENT - After a two-hour standoff, a Green Township man was arrested Monday after shooting at two neighbors - and hitting one of them - in what police said was an ongoing dispute about his dogs.

Police said Robert Jordan, 61, shot at Jeff and Debra Gebhard outside their home in the 6100 block of Johnson Road just before noon.

According to police, Jordan went to the Gebhards' home and put them in handcuffs. When the couple tried to escape, he fired several shots at them with a handgun.

Debra Gebhard, 33, was shot twice. She was taken to University Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.

Jeff Gebhard, 36, also was injured trying to escape and was treated at University Hospital and released.

Police said after the shooting, Jordan ran to his house next door and barricaded himself inside. Hamilton County's Special Response Team negotiated with Jordan for nearly two hours before he surrendered. Green Township, Colerain Township and Cheviot police were also at the scene.

Jordan was charged with felonious assault, aggravated burglary and two counts of kidnapping. He was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center and will be arraigned at 9 a.m. today.


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