One arrested by SWAT in felony domestic battery case
The main route between Gardnerville and the Ranchos was shut down Tuesday evening so Douglas County deputies could serve a warrant on a man believed to have bound and beaten a woman.
Donald Douglas Eby, 59, was taken into custody at 6:45 p.m. after deputies made entry into the home. Eby was extremely intoxicated, according to deputies on scene.
Waterloo and Centerville lanes were closed near the south entrance to the Gardnerville Ranchos while members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Special Weapons and Tactics team served a felony bench warrant at 1262 Centerville Lane.
The warrant was issued after deputies responded to a report at about 8 p.m. Monday that a partially clothed woman was running down Centerville Lane.
They found that her hands had been bound and that she’d been badly beaten.
After obtaining a warrant, deputies set up a perimeter around Eby’s home, which is located a short distance from the southern intersection of Waterloo and Centerville lanes, at about 4:05 p.m.
The Special Weapons and Tactics Team was called out at 4:30 p.m. after the roads were closed from Gardnerville to Dresslerville Road, according to Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Sgt. Bernadette Smith.
In an effort to get Eby to come out on his own, crisis negotiators used a throw phone and then sent in a robot to check on his whereabouts.
After he failed to respond, deputies went into the home at about 6:45 p.m. and took him into custody with a minimum of struggle. No injuries were reported as a result of the arrest.
Eby was transported to the Minden jail and charged with domestic battery causing substantial bodily harm, a category B felony, and coercion, Smith said.