Couple arrested after standoff near Sherwood

The sheriff's office says the woman resisted arrest when deputies arrived and the husband threatened to shoot them.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 10:16 AM

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say an armed man confronted Washington County deputies who were trying to arrest his wife for drunken driving.

The sheriff's office received a complaint about the woman's driving late Wednesday and traced her vehicle to a home near Sherwood. The sheriff's office says the woman resisted arrest when deputies arrived and the husband threatened to shoot them.

A standoff ensued, but John Kerekanich, 68, surrendered just before 3 a.m. Thursday.

The sheriff's office says he will be charged with unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and interfering with a peace officer.

His wife, Meri Kerekanich, faces charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and escape.

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