SECOND UPDATE: Police arrest man on felony weapons charge

XENIA — A Xenia man who was the subject of an early morning SWAT response was arrested March 17.

According to a release from the Xenia Police Division, Andrew Lott, 32, and his girlfriend, Nicole Keeton, 28, were taken into custody from a home on West Richard Drive by the Greene County Regional SWAT team without incident. Lott was wanted by XPD on a felony weapon violation, while Keeton also had arrest warrants.

On March 16 police received information that Lott may be at a residence on Stevenson Road. County records indicate the home is owned by two women, including one with the last name Lott. Xenia police confirmed Andrew Lott and the homeowner are related. Sheriff’s officials were anchored at the home in the 1200 block around 11 p.m. and the SWAT team showed up around 5 a.m.

Officials used teargas and a robot but were unable to locate Lott.

“We had good information he was at the residence,” said Xenia Police Capt. Steve Lane. “We are now under the impression he left prior to our arrival.”

According to police, neighbors and concerned citizens helped trace Lott to the home on West Richard Drive.

Police said Lott was aware he was wanted and had made some threats toward law enforcement officers. The release indicated that Lott was observed operating a vehicle in Xenia March 15 and when an attempt was made to stop him, he fled from officers, driving recklessly.

He was not pursued out of concern for citizen safety, police said, adding that because of the alleged threats and the reckless driving, the SWAT team was asked to respond.

Lott has several previous violations according to Xenia Municipal Court records, including criminal damaging or endangering and possession of drug abuse instruments. There is a jury trial scheduled for April.




By Scott Halasz

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