LAKE LOS ANGELES – The sheriff’s department’s Special Enforcement Bureau was kept busy in the Antelope Valley Wednesday, ending a nearly nine-hour barricade in Lake Los Angeles and a six-hour barricade in Palmdale.
Milton Jackson, 25, was arrested in the Lake Los Angeles incident, which began just after 3 a.m., according to Deputy Joshua Stamsek of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Lancaster Station deputies responded to “an assault with a deadly weapon just occurred” call, Stamsek said.
“The victim told deputies a male acquaintance had put a gun to her head and threatened to shoot her,” Stamsek said. “The victim fled from the suspect and she heard at least one gunshot come from behind her as she ran.”
Deputies drove to the residence on the 40100 block of 178th Street East where the incident occurred, according to Stamsek, and the deputies saw the suspect in the front yard with a couple of other males.
“All the males fled inside the residence as deputies approached,” Stamsek said.
Deputies set up a containment around the home and evacuated neighboring homes as a precaution, Stamsek said. They also requested additional units from Palmdale and Santa Clarita, and two sheriff’s helicopters came to the location, the deputy added.
“As the containment was going on, they did announcements asking the suspect to surrender. Multiple people exited the residence but not the suspect,” Stamsek said.
A Special Enforcement Bureau [SEB] team was sent to the location about 6:45 a.m., according to the sheriff’s department.
“Around 11:45 a.m., SEB deployed tear gas into the residence. The suspect exited the rear of the house into the backyard where he was taken into custody without incident,” Stamsek said.
Milton Jackson of Lake Los Angeles was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and attempted murder, according to Stamsek.
It was unclear Wednesday afternoon if deputies had recovered a firearm from the location.
An earlier six-hour standoff in Palmdale ended around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday when the suspect climbed down from a roof and was taken into custody without incident.
David Contreras, 34, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, according to Lt. Johnson of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
That standoff began around 6:39 p.m. Tuesday when deputies received a “domestic violence” call from the 1300 block of Wellington Drive in Palmdale, Johnson said.
Responding deputies contacted a woman who said she was assaulted by her husband and that her husband might have a gun, deputies at the scene said.
A Special Enforcement Bureau team was sent to the home, where the suspect was first believed to be hiding in the attic. The team and a police dog searched the home but did not find the suspect, officials at the scene said.
The suspect was later spotted on the roof of the home. He eventually surrendered without incident and used a Los Angeles County Fire Department ladder to come down from the roof.
David Contreras was arrested around 12:32 a.m. and booked into the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station jail on $50,000 bail, according to LASD inmate records.