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SWAT team arrests Shady Cove domestic violence suspect after standoff

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SHADY COVE, Ore. — A law enforcement standoff at a home in Shady Cove ended Tuesday morning with the arrest of the suspect in a domestic violence incident, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Dispatch received a call just before 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning to report that someone had been threatened with a gun during a domestic disturbance. Sheriff's Office patrol deputies responded to a home in the 100-block of Birch Street in Shady Cove, but the suspect reportedly barricaded himself inside, alone.

The Jackson County SWAT team, K-9 units, and the Crisis Negotiators Team soon responded. The suspect, identified as 62-year-old Bart Anthony Tardif of Shady Cove, allegedly refused to leave the house and told deputies "he wouldn't be taken alive."

Shortly before 11 a.m., the SWAT team threw a flashbang into the house and captured Tardif without any further incident.

Tardif was booked into the Jackson County Jail on charges for domestic violence menacing, fourth-degree domestic violence assault, harassment, and felon in possession of a firearm. His initial bail was set at $22,500.