Fugitive Surrenders After Armed Standoff in Huntington

Justin Loren Crager. (Photo provided by Indiana State Police)

A man is behind bars after police say he held police to a five-hour armed barricade in Huntington Tuesday morning.

37-year old Justin Loren Crager was a fugitive out of DeKalb County according to the Indiana State Police. The incident began around 7:30 AM when troopers went to the home in Huntington searching for Crager, who was wanted on six outstanding warrants, all related to Dealing Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine charges.

Police were told by associates of Crager that he was armed in a bedroom of the home. Around 11:30 AM, Fort Wayne Police negotiators were able to make successful contact with Crager, who later agreed to a peaceful surrender.