Logan man surrenders to police after standoff

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun

A Logan man surrendered peacefully Monday morning following a standoff with police that lasted more than four hours.

Manuel “Nine” Trujillo, 34, was to be taken to the Quay County Detention Center about 1:30 p.m. and charged with aggravated battery on a household member, false imprisonment, negligent use of a firearm and assault against a household member with the intent to commit a violent felony, State Police Lt. Cleo Baker.

Police responding to a domestic dispute report possibly including gunfire arrested Trujillo about 8 a.m. after six to eight state police officers, four Department of Transportation officers, three Logan police officers and the state police Tactical Team, similar to a SWAT team, and its negotiator were called in, said Baker at the scene.

At 2:30 a.m., Trujillo’s girlfriend, Tonja Hazen, called police from the Allsup’s on Highway 54 in Logan, Baker said.

She told police she had been struck about the head by Trujillo and that he had fired three gunshots before she could get away from his residence at 103 North Third St., said Baker.

Trujillo followed Hazen to Allsup’s, and after not being able to enter the store because the clerk had locked the doors, he broke the windows in Hazen’s vehicle, which was parked at the convenience store, said Baker.

Trujillo left the convenience store and returned to a trailer adjacent to the home Hazen had fled, Baker said.

When police arrived at the trailer, Trujillo was inside but would not open the doors, Baker said.

“We saw him in the trailer and he wouldn’t respond,” said Baker.

After several hours and several requests to communicate with Trujillo, the state’s Tach Team and a negotiator were called to the scene, Baker said.

Trujillo surrendered to police. No shots were fired and no one was injured in his arrest, said Baker.

Hazen was transported from Allsup’s to the Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital, Baker said.

Police were searching Trujillo’s home and trailer for weapons Monday morning, Baker said.