man surrenders after Sunday afternoon standoff
February 24, 2009 | A standoff
between Cache County SWAT and Bryan Wrigley ended peacefully
Sunday afternoon when Wrigley walked out of his house
and turned himself over to police, said Lieutenant Chad
Around 2 p.m. Wrigley got into an
altercation with his wife, who left their residence
and went to a friend's house where she called the police.
The Cache County Sheriff's office
responded and was later assisted by Logan City Police
Department and the Utah Highway Patrol.
During the standoff, local residents
were evacuated to a nearby LDS church. Jensen said that
few residents needed to be moved to the church since
many were already attending worship services there.
Cache County deputies worked with an LDS bishop to accommodate
the evacuees until the situation was brought under control.
Jensen said the officers made contact
with Wrigley by phone, who asked to speak to his attorney
before proceeding. After talking to his attorney and
again with the officers, Jensen said Wrigley walked
out of his house. Jensen said there were no injuries
to Wrigley, his wife or law enforcement officers.
Wrigley was arrested on counts of
aggravated assault and domestic violence child abuse,
both third-degree felonies; damage to communications
devices and possession of a weapon while intoxicated,
both class B misdemeanors; possession of a deadly weapon
with intent of assault, a class A misdemeanor; and intoxication
and disorderly conduct, class C misdemeanors.