Location: 2100 block of W. Linda Vista Avenue

Incident Date: 12/30/2015

Incident Time: 1455

Case Number: 15-15964

Victim: Confidential

Posted by: Media Relations

Deputies responded to a domestic violence call just before 3 p.m. Dec. 30, 2015 on the 2100 block of Linda Vista Avenue in Porterville. 

Upon arrival, the confidential victim told deputies her ex-boyfriend hit her causing injury. The suspect had also prevented the victim from leaving the residence when she attempted to do so. The victim was able to escape the residence when a family member arrived a short time later.

She did not require medical attention.

Deputies tried to contact the male suspect who threated to kill them if they did not leave his property. The suspect then barricaded himself alone in his house armed with a weapon.

The SWAT team was called to the scene as Sheriff Negotiators talked to the suspect over the phone. After five hours of talking to negotiators, the suspect was taken into custody without incident just before 8 p.m. 

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com.