YOUNGSVILLE, La. (KLFY)– One person is being charged following a domestic dispute and a standoff with the Lafayette Parish SWAT team, along with multiple other law enforcement agencies, in the 100 block of Meadow Glen Drive in Youngsville Saturday.
A domestic disturbance call turned into an hours-long standoff with the suspect, according to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.
When authorities arrived, Michael Carpenter, 52, who was the one person in home, refused to come out initially. Authorities said he later complied and was safely taken out the home with ease.
One victim was reported but was not at the home at the time of the arrest. The victim is being given aid for injuries.
“At this time, we’re not going to be releasing information on the victim’s name. We’re just glad that we’re able to get that one suspect out safely, and now we can continue on forward with wrapping up the investigation, the appropriate charges and getting through the justice system”, Valerie Ponseti with the LPSO said.
The SWAT team was also called to the scene to further assist deputies and responding officers. Ponseti said during situations like these, it is important to have every part of the team on the scene.
“We’ll give the right resources there. Some of them might need to be utilized at some times and then sometimes it might take some sort of a different approach, so we just have everyone on the team out that might possibly be useful in this type of situation,” Ponseti said.
Carpenter has been charged with domestic abuse, sexual battery, cruelty to the infirmed and false imprisonment.
This is an ongoing investigation.
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