Crime, Fire + Courts

Standoff suspect due in court Thursday

By From page A3 | May 09, 2012

WOODLAND — The man who allegedly barricaded himself for hours Monday inside an East Davis home is due to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Yolo Superior Court.

David Manuel Cervantes Jr., 26, is being held on a $30,000 Yolo County warrant, as well as a no-bail warrant out of Iowa, a Yolo County Jail spokeswoman said Tuesday. Details about the Iowa warrant were unavailable.

Dozens of officers descended upon the Adrian Drive area Monday after officers attempting to serve a restraining order to Cervantes found him unwilling to come to the door or communicate with officers.

He surrendered just over five hours later following negotiations with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department’s crisis negotiations team. Davis and West Sacramento SWAT team officers also responded to the scene.

Davis police said the heightened response stemmed from the charges contained in the Yolo County warrant, which include felony counts of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, possession of a short-barreled rifle and possession of a billy club.

According to Enterprise archives, Cervantes was pulled over on the morning of March 31 by officers responding to reports of a fight in progress in the 2700 block of Adrian Drive. Police reportedly discovered the rifle and club in his car and took him to jail.

Cervantes later posted bail but failed to appear in court for his April 30 arraignment, prompting Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio to issue the arrest warrant, court records show.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or (530) 747-8048. Follow her on Twitter @laurenkeene

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