Police: Stand-Off Suspect Facing Multiple Charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say a man who kept a baby with him while
he kept police at bay for 11 hours is facing multiple charges including battery domestic violence and child endangerment.

Jail records show that 26-year-old Jose Angel Ponce was freed Friday from the Clark County jail pending court appearances on four charges - also including possession of a stolen vehicle and drug possession.

Officer Bill Cassell, a Las Vegas police spokesman, says Ponce was sought on a warrant charge of battery domestic violence but refused to leave the a northeast Las Vegas home when police arrived Christmas night.

Cassell says a 1-year-old child who was with Ponce during the standoff was released unharmed when Ponce surrendered to SWAT
officers shortly before 7 a.m. Friday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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