Seized firearms

Firearms were seized by police following a standoff in Battle Ground Dec. 26.

A Battle Ground man is in jail following a standoff with SWAT that lasted more than two hours last week, and he now faces numerous felony charges.

At around 10:45 a.m. Dec. 26, Battle Ground Police responded to a welfare check call regarding a man who was trashing the inside of a house in the 200 block of Southwest 12th Street, a release from the city of Battle Ground stated. 

Upon arrival, police determined several crimes had been committed, including domestic violence, unlawful imprisonment, malicious mischief and an active arrest warrant out of Oregon. Officers also learned that the man, identified as Lynn Manley Cargile, 42, of Battle Ground, was currently in possession of firearms and was a “significant risk to family members.”

At about 12:30 p.m. the Clark County Regional SWAT Team response was activated, according to the release, and by shortly after 3 p.m. Cargile was taken into custody.

Cargile was expected to have a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court the following morning, after press deadline. He faced a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and felony charges of unlawful imprisonment, second-degree malicious mischief, 11 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, and a felon in possession of a firearm warrant out of Oregon.

The city release thanked officers, the SWAT team and citizens who remained out of the area during the standoff.

Recommended for you

(1) comment


That was a well-written news article. Just telling us the facts of what happened without opinion or editorial being mixed in. No talk of arsenal's or so-called assault weapons.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.