TUMALO, OR -- A Bend man faces criminal charges after a six-hour standoff Monday in Tumalo. Deschutes County deputies responded to a home on Tumalo Rim Drive after receiving reports a woman and two young children may be inside with a man who had assaulted her in the past.
The woman initially told investigators she and her kids were not home, but authorities determined that was not true. Because of the domestic violence history, SWAT responded and treated the incident as a hostage situation.
Eventually, the woman came outside with her kids, both under the age of four. But deputies continued to negotiate with the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Jeremiah Vincent.
After several more hours, law enforcement entered the front door, and they say Vincent ran out the back, where he was arrested. He's charged with violating his probation stemming from an Assault conviction.
People living close to the incident were notified through the Emergency Preparedness Network and advised there was no threat to the community, however there was a heavy law enforcement presence in the area.