The victim then ran outside and the suspect locked himself inside with his children, court records said.
Police told FOX13 the suspect refused to release the children.
Eventually, police were able to get him out of the house and he was arrested.
FOX13 talked to neighbors who said they were too afraid to go on camera. However, they told FOX13 they had to be evacuated out of their townhouse.
Owens was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated child abuse and especially aggravated kidnapping.