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Wanted Felon Taken into Custody after a Six-Hour Standoff

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Indiana State Police employed one of its two camera-equipped robots to approach the house where Armando Gutierrez of Evansville was in during the six-hour standoff in Jasper Thursday evening. CLICK FOR LARGER VIEW

Jasper (Local Sources/NNDC) – A six-hour standoff with a wanted Vanderburgh County man came to a peaceful resolve Thursday evening.

At 4:45 PM Thursday, an investigation by the United States Marshalls Task Force led them to 401 Clay Street in Jasper, where they attempted to serve a felony warrant on 33 year old Armando Gutierrez of Evansville. Gutierrez was wanted through Vanderburgh County for Domestic Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

As officers arrived at the residence, six different people were located; however, Gutierrez had barricaded himself in a crawl space in the basement. Officers also learned Gutierrez was armed with a handgun.

Members of the Marshalls Task Force called for the Indiana State Police for assistance. Members of the ISP, the Jasper Police Department, and the Dubois County Sheriffs Department arrived and set up a security perimeter around the residence until members of the State Police SWAT team and Hostage Crisis Negotiations team arrived. Upon their arrival, negotiators began trying to speak with Gutierrez in order to reach a peaceful resolution.

While speaking with Gutierrez, Gutierrez fired a round from his firearm. Officers do not believe he was firing at officers. Knowing that Gutierrez was in fact armed, and had discharged his weapon, SWAT team members continued to attempt a peaceful resolution to the situation.

At 10:50 PM, SWAT team members were able to use less-lethal weapons to deescalate the situation and safely take Gutierrez into custody. He was transported to Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

Investigators remained at the scene after Gutierrez was taken into custody to collect additional evidence.

ISP says additional charges in the matter are pending.

NewsNow Dubois County is currently working on followup story with video from the scene including exclusive video of Gutierrez in custody.

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