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Man remains behind bars after long police standoff in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2014

A hefty bond amount has been given to a man accused of engaging police in an overnight standoff in Oglesby.

34-year-old Eric Fischer is being held in the La Salle County Jail on $200,000 bond. He is charged with domestic battery after allegedly beating his wife Sunday night at a home in Oglesby.

It all began when Fischer’s wife told police she was beaten by her husband. After hearing Fischer was barricaded inside a home with two handguns and three dogs, officers from across the Illinois Valley surrounded the home and evacuated neighbors.

Officers tried talking Fischer into coming out on the phone but he refused. Police finally went in about eight hours after the initial 911 call was made and took Fischer into custody.

More charges are pending against Fischer.

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