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