02/25/2010

4-hour Ore. standoff ends in suspect's suicide

Man found dead in Sandy sexually abused boys, police said

By PoliceOne Staff

SANDY, Ore. — A four-hour standoff ended Wednesday when police rushed the home of an armed fugitive and found the occupant dead, according to Oregon Live.

The Clackamas County SWAT team was responding to a man with a handgun, who had barricaded himself in and refused to surrender.

The suspect, Steven Routley, had been wanted for sex crimes, including sexual abuse, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, according to Oregon Live.

When officers approached Routley's home to serve the warrant, he barricaded himself in a home near the U.S. 26 highway.

According to the Sandy Post, Routley was a wanted felon who had been released from prison only last spring.

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