A 45-year-old Salem man was arrested on Thursday after a seven hour standoff with police at a residence on Franklin School Road.

Allen Scott Whitt, 45, Salem, 742 Franklin School Road was arrested and booked into the Washington County Detention Center on a charge of criminal confinement, armed with a deadly weapon, resulting in serious bodily injury to a person. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 from Whitt’s girlfriend at 4:20a that she had locked herself in a bedroom to get away from her husband. 

Policed responded to the residence immediately and upon arrival, the woman crawled out of a window and escaped the home. 

Whitt refused to leave the home. Salem Police Department officers assisted with maintaining a perimeter around the home. 

Indiana State Police were called and responded with an Emergency Response Team. 

Whitt would not come out of the house and an armored vehicle breached the front door, allowing the ERT to enter and secure Whitt. 


The incident, which is still under investigation, ended with his arrest about 11a.