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Lompoc police arrest domestic violence suspect after five-hour standoff

Dandre Kenyon Jordan
Lompoc Police Department

LOMPOC, Calif. -- Lompoc police had a five-hour long standoff with a domestic violence suspect on Wednesday afternoon.

At around 11:44 a.m. on Wednesday, the Lompoc Police Department responded to reports of a domestic violence incident at the 200 block of North C Street in Lompoc.

Officers responded and contacted the victim outside the home and learned from the victim that the suspect was inside of the home.

Police identified the suspect as Dande Kenyon Jordan, 27, from Lompoc.

Police say Jordan was wanted in connection of multiple open violent criminal investigations over the past several months.

In these investigations, officers gathered information that indicated Jordan was allegedly in possession of a handgun and made statements that he would resist arrest if approached by law enforcement officers.

Due to Jordan's statements, officers set a perimeter around the resident and officers worked to get Jordan out of the house.

Lompoc police contacted the surrounding residence and requested residents to voluntarily evacuate or shelter-in-place for the duration of the incident.

Lompoc police also brough in the SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Team as well as two Santa Barbara Sheriff Office Police Dog teams out of caution.

Negotiators spent the next five hours attempting to call Jordan out of the home to resolve the incident peacefully, this included Jordan's immediate family members' messages being played over a public address system.

After several hours, police launch chemical munitions into the home but Jordan still would not leave the residence.

The SWAT team was executed, they entered the home. During their entrance, they were not able to locate Jordan.

During a search of the residence, police discovered that the access to the attic space has been open and the SWAT team attempted to convince Jordan to climb down from the attic and surrender.

Jordan continued to refuse orders and police deployed chemical munitions into the attic itself.

Jordan eventually alerted officers of his presence and surrendered without incident.

The whole incident lasted five hours.

Police say there were no injuries as a result of the enforcement actions.

Jordan was eventually booked at the Lompoc Jail for domestic violence and outstanding warrants.

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