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Standoff in Canyonville ends with arrest

A woman called 911 reporting she had been assaulted by a man who pointed a gun at her.

Posted: Jun 29, 2021 3:46 PM

CANYONVILLE, Ore. – An hours-long standoff in Canyonville ended with an arrest Monday night.

At about noon on June 28, a woman called 911 reporting she had been assaulted by Robert Brown, 27, of Canyonville. She said Brown pointed a gun at her, and she managed to escape with her children.

Deputies arrived on scene and used a reverse 911 to notify residents in the area.

Brown reportedly refused to exit the apartment, and members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Negotiations Team stepped in to speak with Brown but were not successful, deputies say. That’s when the tactical response team was dispatched.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Brown surrendered after talking with negotiators, deputies say. He was taken into custody without incident. A search warrant was served, and deputies reportedly recovered evidence related to the crimes.

Brown faces charges of strangulations, harassment, reckless driving, two counts of reckless endangering, menacing, fourth-degree assault, two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapons and pointing a firearm at another.

The Cow Creek Tribal Police Department assisted.

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