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Suspect Surrenders After 4-Hour Police Standoff in O’Fallon

Douglas Tenbarge

Late Saturday night, a 54-year-old O’Fallon man surrendered after a four-hour standoff with police in the 700 block of Diamond Point Court.

The suspect, Douglas Daniel Tenbarge, was charged with first degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.

Police first received the 911 call of a domestic disturbance just after 5:30 p.m. A 52-year-old woman told police that she had barricaded herself in the master bedroom of her home after her husband threatened to shoot her.

Douglas Tenbarge

The victim said that her husband, Douglas Tenbarge, had fired multiple shots through the closed door. The victim was not struck.

When O’Fallon police arrived on scene, they were able to quickly remove the victim through the bedroom window by means of a ladder. They set up a perimeter and began trying to contact the suspect inside the home.

The St. Charles County Regional SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called in, and at one point the suspect came to the front door with a handgun. He retreated back inside when the SWAT team engaged him with less-lethal munitions, according to an O’Fallon PD press release.

Tenbarge surrendered at 9:48 p.m. He was charged with first degree domestic assault and armed criminal action. Bond was set at $100,000, cash only.

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