WEST POINT -- Police took a West Point man into custody early Sunday morning, following a nine-hour, armed standoff at his home. The man has been identified as Robert Leavitt, 37, said Davis County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Harper.
Leavitt has been booked into Davis County Jail on suspicion of assault on an officer and intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, possession of a weapon by an intoxicated person and possession of a weapon by a restricted person.
Around 7:30 a.m. Sunday SWAT team members communicated with Leavitt at his home via a phone thrown into the home through a window. He initially agreed to come out and give himself up and to rein in his dogs, which he threatened to turn on the police. However, he reneged on that promise, and a tear-gas canister was deployed into the house, forcing him to exit, Harper said. He was then taken into custody.
The incident began around 10 p.m. Saturday at a home on the 4300 West block of 1300 North. Authorities received a noise complaint and found a radio playing loudly at the home.
The man, who was home alone, complied with the request from officers to turn down the radio.
As deputies were leaving, he turned the music back up.
The deputies returned, and the man threatened to release his two dogs on the deputies, who then requested backup.
They then observed the man standing in front of a window with a high-powered rifle and making threats against them.
The SWAT team responded and surrounded the house.
Several residents in neighboring homes were told to shelter in place, Harper said, and a plan was in place in case residents needed to be evacuated.
The SWAT team members observed the suspect walking back and forth in front of the window, consuming alcohol.
Harper said police have had numerous prior dealings with the suspect for offenses ranging from assault on a police officer to alcohol violations.