OCEANSIDE (CNS) - A 49-year-old Oceanside man was arrested early Monday, more than four hours after he allegedly held his girlfriend and her adult son inside an apartment at gunpoint, then holed up inside after they escaped, a police lieutenant said.
Police officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 3600 block of Vista Rey near El Camino Real about 9:15 p.m. Sunday on a report that a man there was pointing a gun at his girlfriend and her son, Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Cosby said. Both victims were able to safely exit the apartment before officers arrived, Cosby said.
Cosby said officers tried to get the suspect, identified by police as Greg Roenfeldt, to come out, but he refused and told authorities he would be dead in two minutes.
Roenfeldt surrendered shortly after 1:30 a.m., several hours after being contacted by crisis negotiators, Cosby said.
He was then arrested on suspicion of two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence and making criminal threats, according to the lieutenant.
Cosby said a subsequent search of the apartment turned up a semiautomatic handgun and several rifles.