Police arrest suspect after standoff

Posted on 8 November 2018 at 11:47am
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COLUMBIA - Columbia Police arrested a man after he barricaded himself in a home on the 700 block of Demaret Drive.

Dalton Dostaglou was wanted on the original charges of endangering the welfare of a child, domestic assault and narcotic violations. He's also been named as a suspect in recent thefts of firearms from local businesses.

According to police, Dostaglou stole from a local business around 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers tracked Dostaglou to the Super 8 hotel in the 5700 block of Freedom Dr. He fled from a second-story window of the hotel when officers tried to apprehend him.

Police later determined he was in a home on Demaret Drive. Officers surrounded the home and confirmed Dostaglou was inside with a handgun.

Officers told Dostaglou to exit the residence and he refused. Columbia Police SWAT was called to the scene and they entered the home. Dostaglou surrendered to officers without further resistance. A firearm was found in the residence.

Dostaglou was arrested on the outstanding parole absconder warrant with additional charges to be filed.