Suspect Arrested After 7 Hour Standoff In Sheridan


Early Monday morning, Yamhill County Sheriff'sdeputies responded to a menacing report at 747 NW Evans Street in the City of Sheridan.

Witnesses at the house said the son of the resident was armed with a knife and threatening occupants, including his handicapped father. The suspect was identified as 47-year-old Sheridan resident, Kenneth Lee Sundrud.

Deputies responded to the location, and were accompanied by officers from the McMinnville Police Department and Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department. Sundrud refused to comply with orders to drop his knife and was struck with a 40mm less than lethal projectile while law enforcement was evacuating residents. He continued to present threatening behavior and refused to comply with lawful commands.

Supervisors on scene requested the assistance of the Oregon State Police SWAT unit who responded while Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office investigators prepared a search warrant affidavit.

Oregon State Police SWAT attempted to get Sundrud to voluntarily surrender but he refused to exit the house. At about 12:15 p.m., Oregon State Police Swat breached the door to the residence. Sundrud then cooperated and was taken into custody without incident.

The search warrant service is still occurring and the case is still under investigation. Sundrud will be transported to the hospital for clearance and charges are expected to be filed.

Source: Yamhill County Sheriff