A Six Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully At The Jackson Rancheria RV Park

A Six Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully At The Jackson Rancheria RV Park

A nearly 6 hours, armed stand-off, came to a peaceful end last night.   According to Amador Under-Sheriff Gary Redman, on Tuesday afternoon, at around 3:00, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the California Highway Patrol dispatch center.   CHP advised they received a 911 cellular call from a potentially suicidal man, who was intoxicated. At that time, the subject, 58-year-old Frank Davenport of La Mesa, was located in his travel trailer at the Jackson Rancheria RV Park.  Davenport stated he was going to load his shotgun and shoot people in the park.  Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and formed a perimeter around the trailer.  Davenport then re-contacted CHP dispatch and advised he would kill all the deputies outside and everyone in the park.  The Amador County Crisis Negotiation Team along with the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team responded and attempted to make contact with Davenport.   The SWAT Team, utilizing the Sheriff’s Office armored rescue vehicle, starting evacuating residents located in nearby trailers.  All evacuees were sheltered by the Jackson Rancheria Casino.   After several hours of negotiations, Davenport walked out of his trailer and surrendered to the SWAT Team around 9:00 P.M.  Detectives located a loaded 12 gauge shotgun, .357 loaded handgun and loaded 9mm handgun which were staged inside the trailer.  Frank Davenport was arrested for violation of Terrorist Threats and for resisting and/or obstructing a peace officer.

Written by KVGC Staff

                            

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