BEND, OR -- A Bend man faces half a dozen charges after a standoff with police, this week. Authorities say a woman reported her husband would not allow her to take their two young children and leave their house, Monday morning. Officers responded to Dakota Drive and talked with 47-year-old John Malouf by phone, piecing together a history of alleged domestic violence. His wife was able to leave with the kids, during the negotiations.
Malouf finally came out after more than eight hours, and was arrested. He’s charged with two counts of second degree Kidnapping, Coercion, Assault IV, Harassment and Strangulation.