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UPDATED: SWAT arrests wanted felon after standoff at Spanaway house

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
July 11, 2012 9:25 pm

UPDATE as of 9:18 p.m. Bischoff surrendered about 9:15 p.m. after the SWAT team filled the house with gas. He has been taken into custody.

INITIAL POST: A Pierce County sheriff’s SWAT team has surrounded a house near Spanaway where a convicted felon wanted for several crimes is believed to be holed up.

Douglas Alfred Bischoff, 24, of Spanaway, has apparently barricaded himself inside a house in the 4200 block 213th Court East.

“We believe we have him trapped, and he’s in the house alone,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

Troyer warned that any explosions heard are made by the SWAT team to distract Bischoff or make entry into the home.

A bench warrant was issued Tuesday for Bischoff for allegedly assaulting two women at his apartment last week. He faces one count of unlawful imprisonment, one count of third-degree theft and four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in that case.

Another man, 18-year-old Carlos Aguirre, was also charged with unlawful imprisonment and third-degree theft.

According to charging papers:

Bischoff met two women at a convenience store and they accompanied him home, where they drank alcohol. At some point, Bischoff used a stun gun to shock both women and then struck one of the victims in the head several times.

The women tried to leave, but were stopped and thrown to the floor. They eventually escaped and called the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

A SWAT team served a search warrant at the apartment last week and arrested Aguirre, who claimed he was asleep during the incident. Bischoff was able to escape.

Recovered from the home were a purse and iPhone belonging to one of the victims, and four guns – an SKS rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber pistol and a .270 caliber rifle hidden in the bathroom.

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