Damascus standoff ends in arrest
A man who barricaded himself in a Damascus home and refused to surrender to police for 11 hours was arrested early Monday morning, Jan. 18.
John Redenbo, 59, of Damascus, was wanted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for a parole violation stemming from a second-degree assault charge.
Deputies arrived at a home on Old Barn Lane at about 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, to arrest him when the standoff began. According to the sheriff's office, deputies spotted Redenbo at the residence before he entered the home and barricaded himself inside. Deputies attempted to speak with him, but were unsuccessful, the sheriff's office said.
Two other people exited the home about two hours later and were taken into custody. One, Sade Cleora Geraldine Hollis, 29, of Damascus, was also wanted by police on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear on an identity theft charge in Washington County.
Based on the situation and the criminal charge Redenbo's warrant stemmed from, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office SWAT team was brought in around 7 p.m., as well as members of the county's Crisis Negotiations Team, who were able to communicate with Redenbo.
The standoff ended at about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 18, when Redenbo was arrested without further incident. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and booked on a no-bail parole violation. Detectives are also now investigating possible weapons charges against Redenbo, according to the county.
No one was injured during the standoff or arrest.
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