A man who allegedly shot up the old Clatsop County animal shelter on Oregon Highway 202 Saturday, remained holed up inside the building for four hours, refusing to talk or come outside, until several rounds of tear gas were deployed, Chief Deputy Tom Bergin said today.

Isaac Lee Roberts, 32, of Seaside was arrested for burglary, criminal mischief and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Bergin said a corrections deputy who had brought a jail work crew to the site at 9:11 a.m. noticed shotgun shells on the ground and damage to a door. She immediately got the work crew out of danger and called for help, Bergin said. Isaacs held a dozen officers from several agencies at bay for about four hours before finally coming out. He was taken into custody without incident.

Bergin said during the standoff, Isaacs told deputies he had killed six people. He also said six people had beaten him up. A large picture of his girlfriend was discovered in his truck, and when officers entered the building they found a loaded shotgun and a knife. Bergin said.

Roberts appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine. He was lodged at Clatsop County Jail.

Damage to the county building is estimated at about $500.


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