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Man involved with a police standoff is indicted

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2014

A man who had to be brought out of his home by an Illinois State Police swat team has been indicted for felony domestic battery.

Eric Fischer of Oglesby was indicted Tuesday, a week and a day after allegedly beating a woman and an overnight standoff with police.

Fischer remains in the La Salle County Jail with his bond at $200,000 .

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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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Standoff ends in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on July 21, 2014

A standoff involving a man with guns in Oglesby ended after seven hours.

It all started after 8:30pm Sunday when a woman told police she was beaten by her husband. After being told Eric Fischer was inside his home with two handguns and three dogs, officers from across the Illinois Valley surrounded the home and evacuated neighboring homes. Officers tried talking Fischer into coming out but he refused. Police finally went in around 4:30am and took Fischer into custody.

He was arrested for domestic battery with more charges pending. In a related incident, Johnathan Norrell was arrested during the standoff for obstructing justice after allegedly going into the secured area.

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