SWAT situation in Cache County resolved peacefully; man faces domestic violence charge

Posted at 3:00 PM, May 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-31 17:00:14-04

LEWISTON, Utah – SWAT personnel and negotiators were deployed in Lewiston Sunday after a man allegedly barricaded himself in a home following a domestic violence situation, and officers resolved the situation peacefully and took the man into custody.

According to a press release from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, Logan dispatch received a 911 call at 8:47 a.m. about a domestic violence situation at a home in the area of 100 South Main Street in Lewiston.

Deputies arrived at the scene and learned 48-year-old Damon Maddock had detained his girlfriend in the home but she had managed to escape safely before police arrived, according to the press release.

Maddock then allegedly barricaded himself in the home, and deputies, “had received information that Mr. Maddock had made threats of self-harm and that he was in possession of a firearm.”

Initial negotiations failed, so SWAT personnel from Cache County Sheriff’s Office and Logan City, including negotiating teams, responded. An emergency notification system was used to notify residents in a two-block radius, as well as members of the congregation of a nearby church that was holding services, to shelter in place during the incident.

At 12:08 p.m., negotiators managed to talk the suspect into exiting the home and surrendering peacefully.

The suspect was transported to Logan Regional Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, and the press release states he will face one count of domestic violence and one count of unlawful detention, both of which are class B misdemeanors.

“We are grateful to all the citizens of this community for their cooperation in allowing us to bring the suspect in to custody,” Chief Deputy Matt Bilodeau stated in the press release.