(10-31-19) Joseph Criswell (22) Celina was arrested Wednesday morning on a charge of inducing panic (1st degree misdemeanor) after a domestic disturbance in the 2300 block of State Route 29.
Upon arrival Mercer County Sheriff Deputies were told by family members that Criswell was suicidal and had made mention that he was going to attempt to force a ‘suicide by cop’ incident.
Criswell was inside the residence armed with a knife and eventually left his residence unharmed after negotiations with deputies.
Criswell is in custody at the Mercer County Jail ($50,000 bail – 10%) and is scheduled to appear in court Friday Morning.
This is the second recent ‘suicide by cop’ incident in the Stateline area, two weeks ago St. Marys officials stopped another man from attempting his death.