SWAT members use a ladder to reach the roof and a window of a home

SWAT members use a ladder to reach the roof and a window of a home on Zinnia Drive where Timothy Rottet was holed up during a four-hour standoff Friday morning. Police had previously fired a non-lethal projectile into the window to break it.

Police took a man into custody after a four-hour standoff in the 3400 block of Zinnia Drive early Friday afternoon.

Timothy Rottet, 26, faces a charge of felony domestic assault of a woman who lived in the home with him, Columbia Police Department spokesman Jeff Pitts said at the scene. He said the victim had only superficial wounds when police found her outside the residence.

Rottet was charged Monday with third-degree domestic assault, second-degree kidnapping, armed criminal action, possession of a controlled substance and obstructing government operations.* He was arraigned on Monday and was in the Boone County Jail with no bond set.

Rottet had outstanding warrants for probation and parole violations related to previous weapons and assault crimes, Pitts said.

The Police Department’s SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams used a megaphone to talk with Rottet while he refused to come out of the house. They eventually fired nonlethal rounds to break a second-story window on the front of the house.

Two SWAT officers climbed onto the roof, and one held a gun into the broken window.

Several SWAT team members entered the residence through the front door at about 11:35 a.m. and came out nearly 15 minutes later. Pitts said they placed a “throw phone” in the home that allowed Rottet to communicate with officers.

Pitts said Rottet turned himself in shortly after noon.

“No force was used aside from the window,” Pitts said. “No physical force was used.”

Pitts said that the negotiations team did an “exemplary job.”

Supervising editor is Scott Swafford.

  • General Assignment, summer 2019 Studying investigative journalism Reach me at krfhf6@mail.missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at 882-5700

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