Aurora Man Facing Multiple Charges After Stand-off
A Buchanan County man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly fired shots at law enforcement officers during a two-hour standoff late Saturday (Oct. 8, 2016).
Around 11 p.m., sheriff's deputies were sent to a home in Aurora on a report that a man was theatening a woman with a weapon. The incident evolved into a stand-off with deputies after they arrived at the scene.
According to sheriff's officials, the man inside the home fired shots at deputies staged outside during the stand-off, but they didn't fire back. A negotiator talked the man into surrendering about two hours later.
Officials identified Dennis Chamberlain, 55, of Aurora, as the man who fired shots at deputies. He was arrested on the following charges: attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless use of a firearm causing property damage and false imprisonment.
Chamberlain was transported to the Buchanan County jail in Independence.
No injuries were reported during the stand-off.
Buchanan County sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team, Aurora Fire Department and Oelwein Mercy Ambulance Service.