Hagerman man taken into custody after six-hour standoff

Hagerman man taken into custody after six-hour standoff

Hagerman man taken into custody after six-hour standoff

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by KTVB.COM

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Posted on July 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 21 at 10:18 PM

HAGERMAN, Idaho -- A standoff in Hagerman ended with a suspect in custody Friday night.

Corporal Kelby Cornett with the Gooding County Sheriff's Office said the incident started just before 6 p.m. Keith Haynes, 34, wrecked his truck, then got into a verbal altercation with two male motorcyclist from out of state. It was during this altercation that witnesses described Haynes as retrieving a gun from his truck and firing it twice at the two other men. No one was hurt.

Haynes then retreated to his home on State Street three blocks away and barricaded himself inside. Witnesses told police that Haynes also fired a shot while in his home.

A SWAT team was called and authorities shut down several intersections in town. Houses directly behind the Haynes' home were evacuated. Traffic was rerouted on Highway 30 as well.

Cornett said that authorities attempted to negotiate with Haynes for around six hours. Around 10:30 p.m., they were able to take the suspect into custody. Cornett said the suspect had been drinking and had tried to overdose with prescription drugs.

Haynes was taken to North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding, and later airlifted to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. The hospital has him listed in stable condition.

Cornett said the suspect is looking at charges of aggravated assault and possibly others, but has not yet been formally charged.

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