Deputies safely remove man barricaded in home near Bonita Springs school

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Lee County Sheriff's Department officials are in an apparent standoff with a man living off of Pine Road in Bonita Springs, caused by a domestic dispute.  A woman and child were released unhurt but the suspect has barricaded himself inside of the home.

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David Albers/Staff Lee County Sheriff's Department officials are in an apparent standoff with a man living off of Pine Road in Bonita Springs, caused by a domestic dispute. A woman and child were released unhurt but the suspect has barricaded himself inside of the home.

Shawn Isom

Shawn Isom

Standoff in Bonita Springs

Man barricades himself inside home.

— Deputies safely removed a barricaded man from a Bonita Springs home Thursday after about three hours of negotiations, Lee County sheriff’s officials said.

Shawn Isom, 26, was uncooperative with deputies as they tried to get him out of a Sunshine Drive home following a domestic disturbance at about 9:15 a.m., Lee County sheriff’s Sgt. Stephanie Eller said. At about 12:30 p.m., deputies entered the home and removed Isom without incident.

Eller said deputies were called to the home, located behind Bonita Springs Middle School, after Isom and his girlfriend argued over money.

Before deputies arrived, the girlfriend left the home but later returned with a 2-year-old child she shares with Isom. He refused to let his girlfriend and child leave the home, prompting a call to deputies. The girlfriend and child were both released without injuries early in the negotiations, Eller said.

Isom, who has a history of violence, faces false imprisonment and simple battery charges, Eller said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether any weapons were found in the home.

Deputies in a couple of dozen Sheriff’s Office vehicles responded to the scene, including a team in heavy gear. Most left by about 1:15 p.m., as well as fire and EMS personnel on scene.

No schools in the area were put on lockdown. The home is located behind athletic fields at Bonita Springs Middle School, separated by a stretch of heavy vegetation.

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