Sacto 9-1-1
September 9, 2013
Update: Police name man arrested after standoff in mom's home

A North Highlands man was arrested Monday after a two-hour standoff with sheriff deputies at his mother's home.

Richard Amaya, 32, (pictured) was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for allegedly exhibiting a weapon in a threatening manner and for a probation violation. Bail was set at $20,000.

Shortly after noon, sheriff deputies responded to the 3800 block of Meramonte Way after reports that a man with a rifle was seen in the neighborhood, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos.

Deputies saw Amaya and ordered him to stop, but he leveled the rifle in the direction of the deputies and ran into the home, Ramos said. Amaya's mother was not in the house at the time.

The SWAT team was called to the scene, and several homes in the area were evacuated. Shortly after 2 p.m., Amaya surrendered to the sheriff deputies after being hit with a rubber bullet round.

He was taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared for incarceration. He was booked into the jail around 5 p.m.

Richard Amaya mugshot.jpg

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