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News Release
Man in custody after SWAT standoff in Salem - 02/23/24

On Thursday afternoon, February 22, 2024, around 4:30 p.m., law enforcement personnel from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Hollywood Drive NE in Salem after a 911 caller reported a man had brandished a knife.  The victim was able to get away safely from the residence.   

When deputies arrived, the suspect retreated inside his residence and refused to come out. He was identified as David Sotelo of Salem. Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT was activated.  Trained negotiators were able to get David to surrender peacefully, after over four hours of negotiations.  No force was used and there were no injuries during this incident. A knife was recovered at the scene. 

David Sotelo (46) was lodged at the Marion County Jail for charges including Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Stalking, and Attempted Burglary in the 1st Degree. He was scheduled for arraignment on February 23rd, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. Special thank you to the Oregon State Police and Woodburn Police Department for their assistance.

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