Woodburn 19-Year-Old Arrested after Night-Long Standoff

A Woodburn man was arrested by Marion County deputies Tuesday morning after a night-long standoff with police.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home in the 8100 block of Highway 219 NE, just west of Woodburn, after a woman reported she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, later identified as 19-year-old Raul Scottie Martinez.

When police arrived at the home, the suspect had left the area. The woman, who was 20 years old and not named by police, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

At around 11:30 p.m., deputies learned Martinez had returned to the home. They arrived on the scene and found him inside, reportedly armed with a gun and threatening to kill himself.

Deputies helped family members get out of the house. They tried convincing Martinez to come out, but he refused.

SWAT team members responded and tried using a throw phone to get the man to talk to negotiators at the scene. The man refused to speak to negotiators or to surrender, so the sheriff’s office deployed gas munitions into the home shortly after 4 a.m.

Martinez came out of the home a few minutes later and was taken into custody. He was lodged in the Marion County Jail on charges of strangulation, fourth-degree assault, coercion, second-degree theft and third-degree robbery. His bail is set at $45,000.

During the incident, Highway 219 was closed between Willow Avenue Northeast and Butteville Road Northeast for about four hours. The Woodburn Police Department, Woodburn Ambulance, and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.

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