Russell Vickers, 34, Salem, Arrested After 2-Hour Police Standoff

Russell Vickers, 34, Salem, Arrested After 2-Hour Police Standoff

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A 34-year-old Salem man is in jail after a two-hour standoff with police surrounding his house after he fled a traffic stop earlier in the morning.

Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team, and the Indiana State Police hostage negotiator, arrived on scene at 04:20 am

At 06:54 am, Russell Vickers 605 Public Road Salem, IN, exited his residence and was taken in to custody by Indiana State Police ERT. 

Vickers was then placed into the custody of Captain Cauble, and was transported to the Washington County Detention Center and was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle. 

Several more charges may be pending.

On Sunday morning April 9, 2017 at 02:45 am, Captain Chris Cauble an Officer with the Salem Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet truck, on the bridge near the intersection of West State Road 56 and West State Road 60.

Captain Cauble approached the vehicle and spoke to the driver.  

Cauble advised the driver the reason he stopped his vehicle was for a taillight out and no working license plate lights.

The driver handed Captain Cauble his drivers license and the vehicle registration. The driver was identified as Vickers. 

While Cauble was speaking to the driver, he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Vickers. 

Cauble asked the driver to exit the vehicle so he could administer field sobriety test. 

Lieutenant Chad Webb arrived on scene of the traffic stop at this time. 

Lieutenant Webb exited his patrol car and observed Cauble speaking to Vickers. 

Vickers refused to exit the vehicle and Captain Cauble opened the drivers door of the vehicle. 

Captain Cauble attempted to remove Vickers from the vehicle.  Vickers was able to place the vehicle in gear and drive off.

At 02:50 AM, Lieutenant Webb notified dispatch that units were in pursuit of the white Chevrolet truck. 

The truck headed West on West State Road 60. 

The vehicle then turned onto Public Road and puled into the residence at 605 Public Road. 

Lieutenant Webb exited his patrol car and pursued the driver on foot. 

Vickers entered the front door of the residence and dead bolted the door. 

Lieutenant Webb attempted to kick in the front door.  While attempting to kick in the front door, threats were made and Lieutenant Webb returned to his patrol car. 

Officers of the Salem Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police, set up a perimeter around the residence.

Captain Cauble contacted Washington County Deputy Prosecutor Blaine Goode and applied for a Search Warrant for the residence. 

Assistant Salem Police Chief Tim Miller contacted the Indiana State Police and requested assistance from the Indiana State Police ERT.

Indiana State Police ERT, and the Indiana State Police hostage negotiator, arrived on scene at 04:20 am

At 06:54 am, Vickers exited the residence and was taken in to custody by Indiana State Police ERT.

The Salem Police Department was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Indiana State Police ERT, Indiana State Police Hostage Negotiator, and Washington County EMS.