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After a lengthy standoff, deputies have arrested John Leonard Rousseau, age 51. Mr. Rousseau is being taken to the Salem Hospital to be treated for minor injuries he sustained during his standoff with deputies. Rousseau held SWAT members at bay while armed with a knife and what appeared to be a small caliber rifle. Once Rousseau has been treated for his injuries he will be taken to the Marion County Jail for two outstanding warrants for the charges of criminal mischief and the unlawful use of a motor vehicle. Additionally deputies also arrested Mr. Rousseau for three counts of menacing and the unlawful use of a weapon. Deputies were assisted on scene by the Stayton Police Department, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the Mobile Crisis Response Team, the Marion County Inter-Agency SWAT Team and the Stayton Fire District. The scene around the home is still closed but is expected to open within the next hour.
Photo of Rousseau is from a prior booking *************************PREVIOUS RELEASE*************************** Today at 2:19 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance in the 5900 block of Stayton Road SE. When deputies arrived and attempted to contact the involved parties an adult male at the residence brandished a knife and hatchet at the deputies. Deputies were able to back away and call for assistance. Through their investigation deputies identified the man and found he has outstanding felony warrants for his arrest. SWAT is on scene and negotiators are attempting to de escalate the man who is highly agitated. The man is believed to be alone and the residences close to the house have either been evacuated or the residents are sheltering in place. The road remains closed and will remain closed until the situation can be resolved.