Police Arrest Barricaded Felony Assault Suspect
May 10, 2012
On May 10, 2012 Police arrested 50-year-old assault suspect Sean Myers from his home in the 600 block of South Cleveland after a stand-off with Police that lasted approximately 3 hours. Myers was arrested for a felony warrant and other miscellaneous felony charges that stemmed from today's incident.
Today at 3:03 p.m. Police were dispatched to the 600 block of South Cleveland Street to investigate the report of a felony assault with the pipe for stick. The suspect was the victim’s neighbor who resides at 606 S. Cleveland Street. The adult male victim sustained a minor injury to the hand during the alleged assault. The suspect was identified as 50-year-old Sean Myers. Police responded to investigate the assault, and arrest Myer’s for an outstanding felony warrant that had been issued days earlier after he reportedly assaulted his elderly father on May 8, 2012.
Myers barricaded himself in the residence when Officers arrived. Myers shot projectiles from an air rifle at Police during the stand-off, striking a Police Sergeant in the face and an Officer on his helmet. The Sergeant sustained minor injuries; the Officer was not injured. Officers on scene received information that Myers had firearms in the home, so the Oceanside Police Department’s SWAT team was dispatched to the scene. Myers came in and out of the house during the stand-off, and he verbalized to Officers that he was not going to surrender to them. Myers threw several Molotov Cocktails at Police during the stand-off, but they did not ignite.
At approximately 6:25 p.m. SWAT Officers inserted tear gas into the residence. Myers subsequently exited the home and surrendered without further incident. Myers will be booked into the Vista Detention Facility for the outstanding felony arrest warrant that includes charges of elderly abuse, assault with the deadly weapon and terrorist threats. Charges that stemmed from today’s incident will include assault with a deadly weapon against a Police Officer. Other charges are yet to be determined.
( News Release )