Barricaded domestic violence suspect arrested after standoff

By Adam Littman, Columbian Staff Writer

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The Clark County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Sunday after a roughly five-hour standoff.

Patrol deputies and Tactical Detective Unit detectives were looking for Walter King, 38, in connection with a second-degree assault in a domestic violence case that occurred in July, according to Sgt. Brent Waddell.

They located him at about 5 p.m. Sunday in the Orchards area at a residence on Northeast 82nd Street near Northeast 137th Avenue. Waddell said attempts to contact King were unsuccessful as he barricaded himself inside the residence.

Due to the nature of the crime and King’s criminal history, Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team responded, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. A search warrant was served and King was taken into custody.

The officers used flash bangs and gas to get him out of the residence, Waddell said.

King was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault domestic violence and felony violation of a no-contact order.