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Sheridan Man Arrested After Seven Hour Standoff

Sheridan, Oregon – A Sheridan man was finally arrested after a seven-hour long stand off with police Monday morning. Witnesses say 47-year-old Kenneth Sundrud was threatening people inside a home with a knife, including his own handicapped father. Shortly after officers arrived they tried using non-lethal force on Sundred, but it didn’t work. Finally the SWAT team smashed through the door and took him into custody. He was taken to the hospital to get checked out, before going to jail.

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On May 20, at about 5:00 a.m. Yamhill County deputies were dispatched to a menacing that was occurring at 747 NW Evans Street in the City of Sheridan.  Witnesses at the house advised the son of the resident was there brandishing a knife and threatening occupants, including his handicapped father.  That man 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.


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