Gervais Man In Custody After Lengthy Standoff With Swat Team

Posted on December 8, 2019

On 12/7/2019, at about 7:00 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist the Gervais Police Department on a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of 7th Street in Gervais. The Victim, 35-year old- Stephanie Jones of Gervais reported she was punched by her brother, 41-year old- Jacob Zellner of Gervais.

When deputies arrived they were able to determine that Zellner was alone inside the house and had barricaded himself inside. After several failed attempts to make contact with Zellner, Gervais Police requested Marion County SWAT due to the developing situation.

Marion County SWAT arrived with Hostage Negotiators to attempt de-escalating the situation. After an almost four hour standoff, deputies made entry into the home, less lethal munitions were deployed and a K9 was used in the apprehension of the suspect. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No Deputies were injured during the standoff.

Zellner is currently receiving treatment at an area hospital for his injuries. Upon release from the hospital, Zellner will be taken to the Marion County Jail for the charges of Menacing, Assault IV-Felony and Aggravated Harassment.

Deputies were assisted on scene by the Gervais Police Department, Marion County SWAT, Marion County Tactical Negotiation Team, and the Woodburn Fire Department.

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.

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