CLEVELAND — *EDITOR'S NOTE: The above video is from a previous, unrelated story.
A robbery suspect wanted by several Greater Cleveland police agencies on numerous charges was arrested today after barricading himself in his east side home, federal officials said.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Cleveland Division of Police SWAT Team found Sheldon Payne, 29, inside his residence in the 9600 block Nelson Avenue on Cleveland's east side. When officers arrived, Payne apparently barricaded himself inside for more than three hours with an adult female and a small child.
The Marshals service said the woman and child were safely removed from the home after Payne eventually surrendered and was apprehended.
"This suspect has caused havoc all across the Cleveland area, hopefully those affected by his crimes sleep better knowing he is behind bars," Marshal Pete Elliot said in a statement.
Authorities said Payne has warrants against him issued by police departments in Cleveland, Solon, Brooklyn, and Strongsville. He is accused of a range of crimes including multiple robberies, thefts, shoplifting, and fraud. Officers allege the 29-year-old used pepper spray on employees during thefts on at least two separate occasions.