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Colville man barricades himself in neighbor's bathroom

September 11, 2013

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A Colville man who had recently been released from prison is back in custody after a drug-induced confrontation with local law enforcement after he barricaded himself in the bathroom of a local residence. David Mullins, 24, walked in the front door of a home in the 900 block of South Summit Street in Colville at about 9:30 p.m. on August 25, according to the Colville Police report. Upon arrival on scene, Colville Police contacted the 66-year-old female homeowner who said Mullins grabbed her before she was able to break away. Mullins, under the influence of illegal narcotics at the time, then barricaded himself in the woman’s bathroom. Numerous attempts by the homeowner’s son to get Mullins to leave the residence proved unsuccessful, according to Colville Police Chief Bob Meshishnek. Officers on scene attempted to verbally communicate with the suspect, but to no avail. Officers then broke down the door of the bathroom “and the fight was on,” according to Meshishnek. Tazers were deployed and Mullins was ultimately subdued and placed in custody, Meshishnek said. Officers, per protocol, transported Mullins via ambulance to Mount Carmel Hospital. The suspect was arrested for burglary, assault and resisting arrest. Meshishnek said that Mullins had been released from prison under community supervision around August 12.

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