An attempt to contact a Bouse man Tuesday, Jan. 18, on a warrant for parole violation led to a stand-off that lasted over three hours and required the use of chemical munitions.

Westley Maxwell, 31, was eventually taken into custody and booked into the La Paz County Jail.

The incident took place in the 28300 block of Desert Heights in Bouse. A Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to contact Maxwell late in the afternoon of Jan. 18. Chief Sheriff’s Deputy David Gray said the Department of Corrections had issued a warrant for Maxwell’s arrest for parole violation. Gray said he was also a suspect in other ongoing investigations.

Gray said Maxwell refused to cooperate with deputies and would not exit the residence. A warrant was obtained, the Special Response Team was called in, and attempts were made to have Maxwell exit the home on his own.  Chemical munitions were deployed, but Maxwell would not come out.

Around 9 p.m., more than three hours after the incident started, the SRT entered the residence and found Maxwell hiding inside. He was taken into custody and taken to La Paz Regional Hospital for medical clearance. He was later booked into the La Paz County Detention Facility.


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Too bad they didn't use the old style tear gas canisters, if the gas didn't get him the fire would have. And cleaned up that part of Bouse to boot. :)


Bet his gf missing him

Michael Roth

Why isn’t there a special response team for meth dealers?

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