Domestic violence suspect arrested in Kennewick standoff

UPDATE (3:30 p.m.) – Police arrested the man after nearly a four-hour standoff. He’s facing an assault in the fourth degree domestic violence charge on top of his warrants.

Kennewick police are in a standoff with a man inside a home at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Reed Street.

Police say they came to a home in the 2100 block of South Reed Street about noon looking for 40-year-old Roberto Chavez.

Chavez is a suspect in a domestic violence incident that occurred Saturday night, according to police.

Police say a man unrelated to the incident was inside when officers arrived, but left the home when law enforcement attempted to contact Chavez.

Officers have attempted to make contact with Chavez, but say he’s refused to come out of the house.

Police say Chavez has three unrelated misdemeanor warrants, including failure to appear for driving under the influence.

Chavez reportedly owns a handgun. Police say it’s unknown where that handgun is, but that they’re considering him armed at this time.

SWAT officers are on scene.