SALEM, Ore. -- Police used a blaring siren to try to force out an armed suspect barricaded in a rural Marion County home Friday night. When that didn t work, authorities forced their way in and arrested the man, deputies said.
It all started around 9:30 p.m. in the small town of Mehama. Deputies showed up to arrest 35-year-old Jessica King (pictured right) at her home in the 11000 block of Grove Street on an outstanding warrant, said Sgt. Chris Baldridge with the Marion County Sheriff s Office.
After finding King s methamphetamine paraphernalia, deputies learned 45-year-old Steven Nida (pictured left), a man with two outstanding felony warrants, was hiding in the home, Baldridge said.
Nida reportedly has a history of assault and witnesses said he had a gun.
Deputies used their loud hailing equipment, a device often used by riot police to control unruly mobs with deafening noise, to get Nida to surrender. When he wouldn t come out, deputies call for backup from a Salem Police K-9, Baldridge said.
All the doors to the home were locked, so cops busted in and searched the home room-by-room. Deputies found Nida holed up in the attic and arrested him without incident. Authorities found a small handgun in the home.
Nida and King were booked in the Marion County Jail.
King was charged on a bench warrant for burglary and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
Nida is in custody on warrants for felon in possession of a firearm, failure to appear, and attempt to elude. His bail was set at $115,000.