Bluffs man charged following stand-off


April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

In a follow-up to our story Tuesday morning, Police in Council Bluffs early today (Wednesday), said 56-year old Donald Shamblen, of Council Bluffs, was charged with Interference with Official Acts and Failure to Appear in Court, following a stand-off in the city, that began at around 5:30-p.m. Monday and ended early Tuesday morning.

Officials say officers were dispatched to 2330 South 13th Street in reference to a man who had a warrant for his arrest. When officers arrived, Shamblen fled on foot into a detached garage. The officers attempted to make contact with Shamblen, who allegedly threatened to kill himself and Police.

Officers at the scene set up a perimeter and called-in the Emergency Services Team (EST), along with negotiators with the Council Bluffs P-D. Negotiators made contact with Shamblen through a secure phone, and after several hours of negotiations, the EST forced their way into the garage, taking Shamblen into custody without further incident.