LAKE ISABELLA — A 64-year-old man was arrested on Thursday morning after a three and a half hour standoff with SWAT members at a Lake Isabella trailer park.
Donald Coffee was booked into the Kern County Jail for brandishing a firearm, two counts of making terrorist threats and delaying or obstructing an investigation.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Department stated that the incident took place at the Mizpah Trailer Park at 6540 Lake Isabella Boulevard in Lake Isabella on April 30, at around 8:45 a.m. When deputies arrived, Coffee, who was seen earlier by witnesses carrying a shotgun and making threats to his neighbors, had returned to his trailer, still armed and refusing to come out. The trailer park was evacuated as a SWAT team arrived on scene.
At about 12:30 p.m., authorities said that Coffee voluntarily exited the trailer and was taken into custody without further incident.
Coffee is not new to being in trouble with the law. He has a history of being arrested for violence, going back as far as 1990 in Kern County, including being accused of spousal abuse and child abuse.
Note: Coffee was also identified as Donald Coffey in media reports, but the arrest records, and past arrests, reported his name as Coffee.