Breaking News: Florence Man Arrested After S.W.A.T Standoff

Florence Man Arrested

54 year old Scott Williams was arrested this morning and charged with Menacing, Disorderly Conduct, Pointing a Firearm at another, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  At about 8 pm last night Oregon State Troopers responded to Rhododendron Trailer park in Florence and located Williams at the scene in his single wide manufactured home.  Williams pointed a firearm at the troopers and S.W.A.T. was called in to assist.  A perimeter was then set up around the residence.  Crisis negotiators spoke to Williams for about 6 hours trying to peacefully talk him down.  After obtaining an arrest warrant for Williams SWAT introduced chemical agents into the structure.  As Williams exited the building he was still not complying and officers administered a taser strike against him.  He was then taken into custody and booked in the Lane County Jail in Eugene.  A handgun was recovered from the scene.