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MOUNT VERNON - Anthony Ferrell, 28, who was charged with Inducing Panic, Felonious assault and Having Weapons under Disability after barricading himself inside a home on Prospect Street has been sentenced to prison for the next 30 months. The sentence was meted out Friday in Knox County Common Pleas Court.

During a barricade situation last May police said Ferrell fired shots in the yard of a home and told a friend he was going to "commit suicide by cop." No one was hit by the gunfire. During the standoff several homes in the immediate area were evacuated. Police officers, KCSO deputies and a SWAT unit from Mansfield were all called in to deal with the situation.

In the early morning hours of May 22, officers entered the home and found Ferrell passed out. Once revied he was taken to jail.

Earlier that same weekend EMS crews were called to the same home and Ferrell was given five doses of Narcan to revive him. 



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