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Jul 10, 2014 1:39 PM by Faye DeHoff

Suspect arrested after short standoff at Prescott residence

PRESCOTT - A suspect is arrested in Prescott after a SWAT standoff at a residence.

Around 3 p.m. on Wednesday July 9, Yavapai County Sheriff Deputies were sent to the 12000 block of North Flying Hawk Trail. This area is located just off Williamson Valley Road, several miles north of Outer Loop Road. YCSO had been asked by the Maricopa County probation office to locate 56-year old Daniel Lohmeier. He was wanted for a probation violation and felony warrants after missing a mandatory court appearance. Maricopa officials said Lohmeier was considered armed and dangerous and intended on taking guns from the home, then heading to Mexico. Deputies were told he was willing to shoot any law enforcement officer who tried to stop him.

Since this was his parent's home, deputies tried to find out if they were inside, but Lohmeier refused to answer, only saying he would not come out. Deputies began negotiating and maintaining contact with Lohmeier by phone as the YCSO SWAT team was assembling. Around 5:45 p.m., Lohmeier's parents arrived by car. Fortunately, they had been running errands in town and were not home when deputies first arrived. Both were cooperative and escorted to a safe area.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Lohmeier left the home and stood by his vehicle in the driveway, but refused to surrender as negotiations continued. Deputies were concerned he may tried to leave. He did not appear armed at the time. Lohmeier eventually told the negotiator that he was not feeling well and requested an ambulance. Lohmeier was told he would only be treated after surrendering. When Lohmeier began moving towards the entrance to the home, SWAT deputies were able to physically restrain and arrest him.

Lohmeier suffered minor injuries and no deputies were injured. Lohmeier was treated at the scene and was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on a charge of Resisting Arrest and a Probation Hold.

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