BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County District Attorney filed charges Monday against the man allegedly responsible for the Friday standoff that led to the evacuation of a Redmond school. Steven Arce was formally charged with assault, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing constituting domestic violence.
Redmond Standoff Leads To Middle School Evacuation, Arrest.
According to D.A. John Hummel, a woman called 911 and reported her boyfriend hit her in the head with a gun, near Obsidian Middle School. When police arrived, she was found bleeding with other visible injuries. Medics took her to the hospital.
Arce was taken into custody by the SWAT team after locking himself in his house across the street from the school, and a several-hours-long standoff with police. During a search of the home, police found a gun matching the description of the one used in the assault.
Hummel said issued a statement Monday, saying: "Domestic violence is a persistent problem in our community so we need to do more to help women feel and be safe. To break the cycle of violence we need to continue and enhance our coordinated work in the areas of prevention, intervention and support."
The case will be presented to the Grand Jury, later this week. Arce is due back in court Monday, April third.