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Police: man holds teens at gunpoint at underage drinking party

Submitted Mon, 07/08/2013 - 8:14am by Andy Alm

ATHENS TWP. – Fourteen teenagers were arrested near Centerville on Friday on charges including underage drinking and trespassing… and the property owner is facing even more serious charges.  It happened on a gas well road off of Parker Hill Road in the woods of Athens Township – the property of 77-year-old James Anderson. 

Police learned that the teens were having a party on his property without permission and came to break it up.  When they got there, they say Anderson was holding five of the teens at gunpoint and refusing to let them leave his property.  For that he is facing a charge of reckless endangerment. 

A 59-year-old man identified as Edward Macelroy was also charged with trespass by motor vehicle in connection with the incident.