SWAT team ends Clarkdale hostage-barricade incident
CLARKDALE -- Daniel Romo Felix, 37, of Clarkdale, has been jailed in the wake of a hostage standoff conflict in Clarkdale Wednesday that reportedly began early in the morning and did not conclude until afternoon.
Felix allegedly fired a sawed-off shotgun blast at his wife as she ran from him. But, he also held the couple's two children hostage in the Centerville house.
Police Chief Randy Taylor said the domestic violence situation had been brewing since early morning and that the couple allegedly had argued over Daniel's use of methamphetamine early in the day. Taylor says the woman was able to escape from the house earlier but Felix continued to hold the two children hostage when police arrived.
Taylor said police were eventually able to negotiate with Felix for the release of the children but the man stopped communicating with the cops and barricaded himself inside with his dog.
The chief then called for the Verde Valley Swat Team and they were able to extract the man who was holed-up inside.
No one was hurt from the shots fired. Felix himself suffered bites from the SWAT team K-9 as he was taken into custody.
Felix is jailed in the Camp Verde Detention Center, charged with discharging a firearm, endangerment, assault per domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a dangerous drug (untested, but believed to be meth) resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and prohibited use of a firearm.