WESTMORLAND — A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a probation violation after a 30-minute standoff with county Sheriff's Office deputies Sunday near here.
Deputies were unavailable for comment late Sunday, but Westmorland police Officer Fred Beltran Jr. said deputies were called to a home at 1955 W. Highway 86, west of Westmorland, about 9 a.m.
Beltran said he was not sure why deputies were called to the scene, but he said a resident of the house, Shawn Swearingen, barricaded himself inside for about 30 minutes.
Deputies talked him into surrendering.
Beltran said he was not sure why Swearingen was arrested, but a county jail spokeswoman said he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.