Photo: Evidence | Courtesy of San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
San Diego- On February 27, 2023, a domestic violence call in the city of Poway led to a police standoff that lasted for several hours. The incident began when deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in response to a domestic violence call. The suspect, later identified as 52-year-old Mark Jameson, was believed to be armed and barricaded inside the home with a female victim.
Deputies arrived at the residence at approximately 11:30 AM and attempted to make contact with Jameson. However, he refused to communicate with the deputies and threatened them with violence if they attempted to enter the home.
The Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) was then called to the scene to assist in the situation. The SED is a highly trained tactical team that specializes in resolving critical incidents, such as hostage situations, barricaded suspects, and high-risk warrant service.
After several hours of attempted negotiations, the SED team entered the residence and took Jameson into custody without further incident. The female victim was found unharmed inside the home. During the standoff, several nearby homes were evacuated as a precautionary measure. The Sheriff’s Department also advised residents in the area to shelter in place and stay indoors until the situation was resolved.
Sheriff Bill Gore praised the deputies and members of the SED team for their professionalism and dedication in resolving the situation safely. “This is a great example of the incredible work our deputies and tactical teams do every day to protect our communities,” he said in a statement.
Jameson was taken to the Vista Detention Facility and booked on charges related to domestic violence and making criminal threats. The incident is still under investigation by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects many individuals and families in the United States. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, more than 12 million men and women experience domestic violence each year. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are resources available to help. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).