Standoff in Lewiston ends peacefully

Damon Maddock, 48, arrested after allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a handgun which led to a three hour standoff with law enforcement.  

A standoff ended peacefully Sunday morning after SWAT teams and emergency crews were called to a Lewiston home where a 48-year-old man reportedly threatened his girlfriend with a handgun.

Cache County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Bilodeau said deputies were called to the home at 111 South Main Street at 8:47 a.m. The alleged suspect, Damon Maddock had reportedly threatened and tried to detain the woman inside the home. She later was able to escape.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they tried to make contact with Maddock, who barricaded himself inside the home. He also reportedly threatened to take his life.

Bilodeau said after initial negotiations failed, SWAT teams and negotiator teams from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and Logan City Police Department were called in to assist. Around noon, they were able to talk Maddock out of the home safely and to surrender. He was checked by paramedics and transported to Logan Regional Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.  He was later arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail.

During the standoff, dispatch operators conducted a reverse 9-1-1 call to neighboring citizens, asking them to shelter in place.

Bilodeau said Maddock will be charged with one count of domestic violence and one count of unlawful detention, both class B misdemeanors.  No bail has been set. 

“We are grateful to all the citizens of this community for their cooperation in allowing us to bring the suspect in to custody,” said Bilodeau.

<hr /> <p style=”text-align: center;”>will@cvradio.com

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