LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Deputies in Larimer County responding to a domestic violence call in Loveland last Saturday ended up in an hours long standoff with the suspect before taking him into custody.

According to David Moore with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 200 block of Blue Spruce Lane to investigate a domestic disturbance just after 8 p.m.

“When they arrived, deputies learned a woman had been assaulted resulting in serious, but non-life threatening injuries,” Moore said in a statement. “The woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.”

The investigation revealed that the woman was allegedly assaulted by Kenneth Shawcroft, 42, who was still inside the residence.

Shawcroft didn’t comply with commands to come out of the home for several hours.

“Based on Shawcroft’s extensive criminal history and refusal to obey commands to surrender, the Larimer County Regional SWAT team was called to the scene,” Moore said.

Chemical agents were deployed inside the residence and Shawcroft emerged a few minutes later and was taken into custody at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday.

Shawcroft face charges of second-degree assault and domestic violence enhancement.


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