UPDATE: Standoff on West Broadway and McBaine Avenue ends with arrest

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | 8:24 p.m. CDT; updated 10:59 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Officers from the Columbia Police Department wait behind squad cars and riot shields during a standoff Tuesday with Duran Goto Pipes at the corner of West Broadway and McBaine Avenue.

COLUMBIA — Police arrested a man wanted for arrest on felony second-degree domestic assault and one count of misdemeanor third-degree domestic assault after a several-hour standoff.

Duran Goto Pipes was arrested after four or five police officers smashed in the door around 9:55 p.m. to his apartment at 221 W. Broadway.


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Pipes wore only shorts and boxers as he was taken out of the house. He tried to shut the door when leaving, but was told to leave it alone. He was inside with a girl, about 2 years old, and a woman who was treated by paramedics because police said she had the flu.

A warrant was issued for Pipes' arrest for an assault reported on June 14. Officers attempted to find Pipes on Monday but couldn't, Public Information Officer Jessie Haden said. An e-mail was sent to the department that the man was wanted.

A neighbor called about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday reporting that Pipes entered the West Broadway apartment with a female and two children. The description of the female does not match the description of the assault victim, Haden said.

The house is facing West Broadway, on the corner of Broadway and McBaine Avenue, across from the Inside Columbia Magazine building. Upon arrival, police called the house and knocked on the door. Its blinds were closed, and no one responded to the police's calls via a PA system, saying, "Mr. Pipes, it's the Columbia Police. Please step outside with your hands up. We're not here to hurt you."

Five police cars and one unmarked car were at the scene and blocking off McBaine Avenue. Five officers were at the intersection, with one holding an assault rifle and one holding a shield. There was also an officer around the porch area of the neighboring house.

Pipes' bond was set at $104,500 when a warrant was issued on June 15 for his arrest. The bond is high because of previous arrests.

He pleaded guilty to a different charge of third-degree domestic assault on June 22, according to court records. He has previously pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic assault on Oct. 19, 2009, and third-degree assault on Nov. 25, 2008.

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