An Oregon State Police Tactical Swat Team swooped in on a residence at Crooked River Ranch early Sunday morning and arrested a man wanted on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants.
Marcus Gene St. Clair, 40, was arrested just after 3 a.m. March 12, when deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the swat team approached the residence on Sandridge Road with an armored vehicle and a warrant for St. Clair's arrest.
According to Undersheriff Marc Heckathorn, deputies became aware that St. Clair, who had absconded from supervision, was living at the Ranch.
"The male has a history of resisting arrest, assault, and drug charges," Heckathorn noted. "The male was said to be tied to a gang that has made threats to kill law enforcement should attempts be made to apprehend him."
"Due to these dangers, the suspect's property was under surveillance and last night we confirmed he and a female were alone at the residence," Heckathorn wrote in a press release on Monday.
Using a loud speaker, law enforcement officials asked St. Clair and his wife, Emily Anne St. Clair, 31, to exit the residence. The pair cooperated with the request and were arrested without further incident.
Marcus St. Clair was arrested for felony driving, and on a Deschutes County warrant for probation violation, fourth-degree assault and menacing, and a Multnomah County warrant for possession of methamphetamine and a criminal driving charge. He was lodged in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility without bail.
Emily St. Clair was arrested for hindering prosecution, and also lodged in the JCCF, with bail set at $10,000.
"She was released this morning," said Sheriff Jim Adkins on Monday. "The district attorney did not file charges at this time."
Adkins praised the tactical swat team, noting, "They did a fabulous job."