Arrest warrant leads to SWAT standoff in Elkhart Monday

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ELKHART, Ind.-- An hours-long SWAT standoff in Elkhart off County Road 2 ended with 51-year-old Mark Rockrohr under arrest.

Elkhart County Sheriff's Deputies were serving a Level 3 felony arrest warrant for Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

ABC57 spoke with neighbors who said the man who lived here moved in roughly a year ago, and ever since, police have made several appearances.

It all started at about 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon when deputies arrived at Rockrohr's home to execute the warrant, but he refused to come outside.  

Hours later, after 5 p.m., the SWAT team was called to assist.

Neighbors described seeing officers with AR15s on the street that they would otherwise call very quiet and peaceful. They said chaos ensued and heard officers try to call Rockrohr out of the house.

Some said they heard loud noises, which could have been tear gas or flash bangs.

Neighbors said the windows of the house were shattered, and finally, one more loud bang and Rockrohr was taken into custody.

One neighbor said Monday's events were traumatizing, saying this is typically a very peaceful neighborhood, where events like this just don't happen.

No injuries were reported, and the Elkhart Sheriff's Office said Rockrohr was arrested at 6:45 p.m. without further incident. 

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