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Battle Ground man pleads guilty to charges connected to 2019 standoff with police

By , Columbian staff writer

A Battle Ground man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a six-hour police standoff in 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Lynn Manley Cargile, 44, is scheduled to be sentenced March 18 in U.S. District Court in Tacoma. He faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

Cargile’s ex-wife called 911 on Dec. 26, 2019, to report she’d been assaulted, a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release states.

Court records say that after a lengthy wait, police used “flash-bangs” to get Cargile to come outside, where officers arrested him. When officers went inside the house, they found numerous firearms, including a Smith & Wesson AR-15 style rifle with a swastika on the rifle butt and a Black Rain Ordnance short-barreled rifle. They also found two silencers.

Cargile was not allowed to have firearms because of previous Clark County convictions of attempting to elude in 2002 and 2003, and illegal firearms possession in 1999 and 2002, the news release states.

He was in a state prison until August, serving a 29-month prison sentence for domestic violence related to the December 2019 incident, and then he was indicted on the federal firearms charges.

The case was investigated by the Battle Ground Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

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