Battle Ground man arrested after domestic disturbance leads to standoff


Police also seized a cache of weapons from the home

BATTLE GROUND — UPDATE: Battle Ground Police have issued a correction on the name of the suspect in this case. His identity has been updated in the story below.

A Battle Ground resident faces a slew of charges after a welfare check turned into a standoff lasting over four hours.

Police barricaded several roads in Southwest Battle Ground Thursday afternoon during a standoff following a domestic disturbance. Photo by Chris Brown
Police barricaded several roads in Southwest Battle Ground Thursday afternoon during a standoff following a domestic disturbance. Photo by Chris Brown

Battle Ground Police said in a news release Thursday evening that the initial call to the home on SW 12th Street at 2nd Avenue came in at 10:47 a.m. as a welfare check, on reports of a man inside trashing the house.

Officers quickly determined several crimes had been committed, including domestic violence, unlawful imprisonment, malicious mischief, as well as an outstanding warrant for felon in possession of a firearm out of Oregon.

Battle Ground Police released this photo of firearms seized from a home at SW 12th Street and 2nd Ave after a standoff on Thursday afternoon. Photo courtesy Battle Ground Police Department
Battle Ground Police released this photo of firearms seized from a home at SW 12th Street and 2nd Ave after a standoff on Thursday afternoon. Photo courtesy Battle Ground Police Department

According to information officers had at the scene, 42-year old Lynn Manley Cargile was likely to present a serious risk to family members, and it was unclear initially if anyone was in the house with him.

Members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office SWAT prepare to make an arrest during a standoff in Battle Ground on Thursday. Photo by Mike Schultz

At 12:33 p.m., SWAT was activated, staging at the Battle Ground Cinemas, and blocking off several streets around the home. A drone belonging to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office could be seen hovering over the house as armored vehicles and officers in tactical gear surrounded the house.

Shortly after 3 p.m. several loud bangs shook the neighborhood as SWAT officers deployed flash bang grenades. Shortly after that, Cargile could be seen walking out of the house with his hands on his head.

Lynn Cargile is taken into custody after a standoff with SWAT team members.
Flash bangs were used to help get a domestic violence suspect, Lynn Manley Cargile , out of a Battle Ground home following a three-hour standoff. Photo by Mike Schultz

Cargile was charged and booked into Clark County Jail for charges including Assault 4 — domestic violence, unlawful imprisonment, 2nd-degree malicious mischief, unlawful possession of a firearm (11 counts), and felon in possession of a firearm with a warrant in Oregon.

One neighbor who lives next door, but didn’t want to be named, said issues have been frequent at the house, which is lived in by the suspect, his wife, and several children. No one was injured during the standoff and arrest.

Lynn Cargile is taken into custody after a standoff with SWAT team members.
Flash bangs were used to help get a domestic violence suspect, Lynn Manley Cargile, out of a Battle Ground home following a three-hour standoff. Photo by Mike Schultz

The Battle Ground Police Department was assisted by Clark County Regional SWAT, as well as law enforcement from several surrounding jurisdictions.

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Chris Brown comes to Clark County Today with 15 years of local news experience as a reporter, editor, and anchor at KXL News Radio and KOIN-6 TV in Portland. In 2016, he won an Oregon Association of Broadcaster's award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on America's Violent Youth. He has also been awarded by the Associated Press for Best Breaking News coverage as editor of Portland's Morning News following the 2015 school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The second oldest of eight home-schooled children, Brown graduated from high school two years early. After several odd jobs, he earned an internship at KXL Radio, eventually working his way into a full-time job. Brown has lived in Clark County his entire life, and is very excited at the opportunity to now focus full-time on the significant stories happening in his own back yard, rather than across “the river.’’ After a few years in Vancouver, he recently moved back to Battle Ground with his wife and two young daughters. When he's not working to report what's happening in Clark County, Brown enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, taking pictures, or working in the yard. He also actually does enjoy long walks on the beach, and sunsets.

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