Overnight El Dorado Hills standoff ends peacefully
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – Sheriff's deputies and SWAT officers worked through the night to convince a man to leave an El Dorado Hills apartment unit.
An El Dorado Hills County sheriff's deputy on scene said the standoff began around 8 p.m. Thursday at the El Dorado Village Apartments.
The man, a parolee with outstanding warrants, had barricaded himself inside the unit with a woman and refused to come out. Neither the man or the woman were the legal tenants of the apartment, according to the deputy.
After hours of negotiations, deputies contacted the man via phone and he gave himself up without further incident Friday morning, the deputy said.
On February 13, 2014, Deputies with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received information that a subject wanted for a parole violation was living in El Dorado Hills. The subject, later identified as 38 year-old Nathan Brown, also was believed to be in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. As Deputies arrived at an apartment complex off El Dorado Hills Boulevard, they observed a subject fitting the description of Brown, looking out the window of an apartment. Deputies surrounded the building and began making announcements.
Announcements continued for several more hours without contact from Brown. Just before midnight, Sheriff John D’Agostini’s Crisis Response Unit, (Special Weapons And Tactics, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, and Crisis Negotiation Team) was activated. The SWAT Team surrounded the building and continued announcements for several hours. The Crisis Negotiation Team eventually made contact with a female, who agreed to exit the apartment. Approximately an hour later, CNT convinced Brown that the Sheriff’s Office would remain there until his surrender. Brown exited without incident and was taken into custody. Brown was booked into the El Dorado County Jail for violation of 3056 PC (parole violation), 148(a)(1) (Obstruction of law enforcement), and 422 PC (criminal threats.)
This case is still under investigation.