Suspect in Boardman Police standoff found dead in New Castle
The suspect in a February 2nd standoff in Boardman has been found dead in a New Castle park.
James Brumley was found in Cascade Park in New Castle on Monday, according to New Castle Police.
Boardman Police initially responded to a call about someone with medical issues at the Boardman Inn on Market Street just north of Route 224 on February 2nd around 9 p.m.
Police say upon their arrival at the Boardman Inn, the man now identified as Brumley told them he was having hallucinations and had barricaded himself and a woman inside the motel.
Brumley notified police he had an AK-47 and a handgun inside the room.
Police then called a negotiator to talk to Brumley. After several hours of negotiation, reports say Brumley broke a window in the room and attempted to escape before being apprehended by police.
According to police, the woman in the room with Brumley told them she was there on her own free will, and that Brumley needed mental help.
Brumley was taken to Mercy Health Youngstown to treat wounds he sustained while climbing out the window. Police initially charged him with inducing panic and obstructing official business.
While in the hospital, Brumley was placed under an escape watch. Police were told he would be in the hospital for a few days to recover.
Police say that on February 5th, Brumley told a nurse he was going outside to smoke a cigarette, and then removed his I.V. and heart monitor and left the building.
Mercy Hospital Police were unable to locate Brumley after he left the building.
According to New Castle Police Chief Robert Salem, Brumley's body was found Monday, February 7th in Cascade Park.
Foul play is not suspected. Chief Salem said Bramley was not dressed for the elements. An official cause of death will be ruled after an autopsy.