A standoff lasting hours between cops and a suspect in an Ehrenberg home ended Saturday after a successful “tactical entry”.
On Saturday (August 9th), La Paz County Sheriff Deputy Sergeant D. Schlecht and Deputy R. Rosado responded to an Ehrenberg residence in regards to a disturbance. According to the Sheriff’s Office, upon their arrival Vincent Marlowe walked out onto the front porch with a pistol and shot at the deputies as they approached the home.
The deputies quickly took cover and secured the immediate area. Marlowe then re-entered the home and allegedly shot several other rounds in multiple directions endangering the other occupants within the neighborhood.
Due to the seriousness of the situation and the fact that Marlowe was armed and barricaded, Sergeant Schlecht had the command staff notified and requested other agency support.
For the next 3 to 4 hours, the suspect was contained within the residence while the officers on scene evacuated the immediate area. The perimeter remained in place until the Lake Havasu tactical team arrived and began negotiations.
At approximately 6:30 pm, when all negotiations had failed, a tactical entry was made and Marlowe was successfully taken into custody without further incident.
The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office command staff, Commander L. Irwin and Lieutenant C. Bagby, were on scene to assist in assembling the multi-agency assignment. Commander Irwin said he wanted to recognize how effectively a dangerous situation can be handled when multiple agencies work together. “On this particular incident, we had perimeter assistance and containment from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office and the Blythe Police Department,” he said. “We had tactical assistance from the Lake Havasu City Police Department tactical team and the Ehrenberg Fire Department and the American Medical Response (AMR) staged nearby ready to provide medical assistance if needed.”
Vincent Marlowe was arrested and booked into the La Paz County Detention Facility for two counts of attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer. He is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.