UPDATE: Two Suspects Arrested in Grants Pass SWAT Standoff

Two suspects have been taken into custody after the tense situation was finally resolved.

Posted: Mar 16, 2018 1:09 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2018 5:58 PM

UPDATE: Both Caleb Pratt and Ciera Lokken are facing multiple charges surrounding the recent chase and standoff.

Caleb Pratt is being charged with two counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driver, recklessly endangering another person, failure to perform duties of driver-property damage and criminal mischief in the second degree.

Ciera Lokken is being charged with hindering prosecution and interfering with a peace/parole and probation officer.

(Updated as of 5:58 p.m. on Monday, March 19)

UPDATE: Both Caleb Pratt and the woman who was arrested with him will be charged with crimes, according to a new press release from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

After investigation and questioning of the pair, GPDPS have identified the woman as 32-year-old Cierra Lokken, a transient thought to frequent Grants Pass.

Pratt has been charged with Attempting to Elude Police, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Hit & Run, Criminal Mischief, and Interfering with Police.

Lokken has been charged with Attempted Assault 2, Interfering with Police, Hindering Prosecution, and an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear for Assault on a Police Officer.

Both suspects have been lodged in the Josephine County Jail.

(Updated as of 5:41 p.m. on Friday, March 16)
  A press release from the Josephine County Sheriffs Office (JCSO) calls the incident today at Caleb Pratt's residence a "standoff."

According to the statement, JCSO received a call today at 10:28 a.m. reporting a disturbance in the 3000 block of Foothill Boulevard. This was confirmed to be the residence of Caleb Pratt, the suspect in a disturbance from the day before, who is accused of leading police on a car chase before escaping on foot.

When deputies arrived at Pratt's residence, they found Pratt emerging. Seeing the deputies, Pratt ran inside. Police attempted to order Pratt outside over a P.A., but Pratt refused to comply. Deputies also learned that there was a woman inside the house with Pratt.

At this point, JCSO requested support from Grants Pass SWAT, who also obtained a search warrant.

The JCSO statement does not further illuminate what occurred during negotiations before Pratt and the woman were peacefully taken into custody, however the standoff lasted almost four hours.

(Updated as of 3:57 p.m. on Friday, March 16)
UPDATE:  Police have two people in custody after a tense negotiation at the home of Caleb Pratt. An officer confirmed that one of the suspects is Pratt, and the other is a woman—her identity has not yet been released. Both people are heading in for questioning at present.

Negotiations were successful and the situation did not come to violence, according to police. Grants Pass SWAT teams and the Josephine County Sheriff's Office had called in Medford SWAT for backup, as the situation looked to be deteriorating. However Medford SWAT was called off when negotiations succeeded.

At this time, police do not believe that either suspect was armed. A search warrant has been issued for the house.

(Updated as of 3:04 p.m., Friday, March 16)
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Preliminary reports indicate that the Josephine County Sheriff's Office encountered a suspect today at the home of Caleb Pratt on the 3000 block of Foothill Boulevard near Grants Pass.

Pratt is the suspect in a car chase yesterday, March 15, that ended with the suspect fleeing on foot into the woods near Greens Creek Road. One law enforcement officer heard the discharge of a firearm in the area where the suspect abandoned his vehicle.

SWAT teams from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) have responded to the scene and are attempting to negotiate with Pratt, according to Deputy Chief Jim Hamilton.

So far, Pratt has not yet emerged from the home and GPDPS will communicate with Pratt to resolve the situation peacefully.

We are awaiting confirmation on whether a woman who was believed to be with Pratt yesterday was also at the home. Witnesses from a disturbance call yesterday believed her to be a victim, and saw blood on her before she and Pratt left the scene in his pickup truck.

NewsWatch12 has a reporter on the scene, and we will be updating with more details as they emerge.

CLICK HERE  for our story on the chase incident yesterday.

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