Man Won't Leave Foreclosed Home, Gets In Standoff With SWAT team

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A man who lost his home to foreclosure surrendered after a standoff with a Jefferson County SWAT team.

Sheriff's officials say 50-year-old David Lee Rothe surrendered and did not resist when SWAT officers contacted him at about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies called the SWAT team at about 9 a.m.

Sheriff's department spokesman Mark Techmeyer says residents within a quarter mile circumference of the home received automated calls telling them to stay inside during the standoff in unincorporated Jefferson County.

Techmeyer says the man's home was foreclosed on recently and the new owner wanted to move in.


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