Suspect arrested after SWAT serves warrant

Suspect barricaded himself in his parent’s residence and resisted arrest

VANCOUVER — On Friday (Oct. 11) members with the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team, in combination with the Gresham SWAT team, served a high-risk search warrant at the residence of 601 NE 184th Street for the apprehension of an armed wanted person.  

The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Patrick Churchman, had barricaded himself in his parent’s residence at this location with a combination of handgun(s), rifle(s) and shotgun(s).  Churchman, currently had an arrest warrant for domestic violence Burglary in the first degree, theft of a firearm, domestic violence malicious mischief in the second degree, and interfering with the reporting of a domestic violence incident.  

In addition to this arrest warrant, Churchman was wanted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, felony violation of a no-contact order, and violation of an extreme risk protection order. 

Upon serving the search warrant, Churchman was uncooperative and resisted arrest.  Less lethal munitions were deployed in addition to the assistance of a police canine.  Churchman was subsequently taken into custody and booked into the Clark County Law Enforcement Center for the listed charges. 

No further information will be released at this time.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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