Standoff case resolved with restitution, jail timeThe Superior Police Department will recoup the cost of a three-hour standoff in an East End neighborhood
The Superior Police Department will recoup the cost of a three-hour standoff in an East End neighborhood that began when they attempted to arrest a man on a forgery charge.
Troy John Ferdelman, 38, must pay the department $1,500 restitution as part of a sentence handed down last week in Douglas County Court.
Ferdelman pleaded no contest to misdemeanor theft, obstructing an officer and resisting an officer for the incident on Nov. 30. He was sentenced to two years probation. Conditions of his probation include 90 days in jail, $30 in fines, and chemical dependency and psychological evaluations and following recommendations. In addition to the police department, Ferdelman was ordered to pay $1,100 restitution to the owner of the home where he hid out from police and $110 to a financial institution to cover the original check.
When police attempted to arrest Ferdelman for passing a fraudulent check, he barricaded himself in 2417 E. Eighth St. and threatened to use a gun on both himself and officers. The resulting chaos included Superior police officers armed with Tasers and chemical munitions, a 16,000-pound armored truck, trained police negotiators and barriers created by cars, cones and a Duluth Transit Authority bus around the neighborhood.
Ferdelman was arrested three hours after the standoff. The weapon he claimed to have was not found, according to a police statement.