Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies Friday night were able to rescue a woman from an assault, but authorities say the suspect was left inside the home after he retreated to a room where he might have access to weapons.
Sgt. Troy Gotchy said the incident started just after 10 p.m. Friday when deputies were dispatched to a possible domestic dispute in the Terrebonne area. 911 dispatchers could hear a female screaming and crying.
During the phone call dispatchers could hear what they believed to be a domestic assault in progress, Gotchy said.
A deputy with the Sheriff’s Office and two officers with the Redmond Police Department arrived on the scene and saw an assault taking place. The deputy and the two officers were able to get the victim, a 22-year-old woman, out of the residence safely.
The 29-year-old male suspect ran into another room and locked himself inside. It was believed the suspect might have access to weapons in that room, Gotchy said. The deputy and the two officers evacuated the victim to a safe location and set a perimeter around the house.
Several more deputies and several officers from the Redmond and Bend Police Department arrived on scene to help along with armor from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Several attempts were made to contact the man including phone calls into the house, and loud hailing from the armor. There was no response from the residence.
Gotchy said this is an ongoing investigation and the names of the suspect and victim will not be released at this time.
Lt. Mike Biondi said Saturday morning that deputies were no longer on scene.