Man wanted on warrant involved in Council Bluffs stand-off


April 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A man who was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant will likely face additional charges, after he held authorities in Council Bluffs at bay for about 9-hours before finally being taken into custody early this (Tuesday) morning. According to media reports, officers went to the home on South 13th Street in Council Bluffs at around 5:30-p.m. Monday to serve a warrant for 56-year old Donald Shamblen.

Shamblen was said to be near his garage when officers arrived. The stand-off began when he allegedly told officers he had a gun and a knife, and wasn’t going to jail. A Council Bluffs Emergency Response Team (ERT) and negotiators arrived on the scene, and the area was cordoned-off.

At around 2:30-a.m., police knocked down a door and took Shamblen into custody without incident. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation before being taken to the Pottawattamie County Jail.