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PRINEVILLE, OR -- A Prineville man is accused of violating a restraining order and holding a woman against her will, leading to a weekend stand-off at a Prineville home. 


Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, multiple agencies, including the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) responded to SE Second Street. The woman reported Thomas "Tommy" Hays may have a firearm, which led Prineville Police to evacuate adjacent neighbors during the incident.
About four hours later, the woman came out of the house unharmed. Two hours after that, CERT found Hays inside a vehicle parked in the garage. Because he was unresponsive to orders to come out of the vehicle, police broke a window to pull the 36-year-old out and arrest him.
A restraining order barred Hays from having contact with the victim. Hays is charged with Violation of a Restraining Order, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Oxycodone and Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. 

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