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Seaside man gets probation after June standoff

Pleaded no contest to felon in possession of a firearm
By Jack Heffernan

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 31, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on November 1, 2017 9:23AM

Shaun Scarborough

Shaun Scarborough

SEASIDE — A Seaside man will serve probation following a standoff with police in June.

Shaun Mitchell Scarborough, 28, pleaded no contest to one count of felon in possession of a firearm and will serve three years of probation. A plea agreement with the Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office stipulates that he serve more than 3 1/2 years in prison if he violates probation.

Scarborough allegedly held a kitchen knife to his throat for nearly two hours in early June as Seaside police attempted to arrest him at an apartment on South Columbia Street. After a standoff lasting more than an hour, he eventually was struck by a stun gun and arrested.

Police initially responded to a report of a physical disturbance between Scarborough and his mother at the apartment. But Scarborough was gone when police arrived, and no charges resulted from the original report.

After neighbors reported seeing him drive recklessly, officers located a silver Audi that Scarborough had been driving. A handgun was allegedly found inside, and Scarborough is a convicted felon.

Scarborough was then seen fleeing back toward the apartment on South Columbia Street. Police located Scarborough in the kitchen as he held the knife to his throat, taking cover outside the entrance to the room. Following a lengthy conversation, police were able to get close and use the stun gun.

Scarborough also faced interfering with a peace officer and reckless driving charges before agreeing to the plea deal.


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