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Update: Barron County man charged after weekend standoff

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Courtesy: Barron Co. Sheriff's Dept. Courtesy: Barron Co. Sheriff's Dept.

UPDATE: The Barron County man arrested after a standoff with police on Friday has been formally charged. 

Darin Jenkins now faces charges of felony bail jumping as well as disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, Jenkins' girlfriend told police he had a gun and was threatening to kill her. She was able to get out of her Rice Lake trailer, and after a lengthy standoff, Jenkins was taken into custody around 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Jenkins is free on signature bond. He returns to court on January 23 for a preliminary hearing. That same day, Jenkins will face the judge on meth charges from a separate case.

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Barron County (WQOW) -- A Barron County man was taken into custody after a four and a half hour stand off with authorities, which they said spurred from a domestic dispute. 

Darin Jenkins, 46, was arrested after the Barron County Sheriff's Department received a call from a woman at about 11:00 p.m. Friday, who said she was trapped inside her home at the Anderson Trailer Court. She said her boyfriend, Jenkins, had a gun and was threatening to kill her. 

Deputies from the sheriff's department along with officers from the Rice Lake Police Department responded to the scene. Authorities said at one point a possible gunshot was reported to have gone off, by the suspect, but at this time it does not appear any shots were fired.

Officials were able to get the woman out of the home, but Jenkins remained inside the trailer. That's when the Barron County Emergency Response team was called in and, with the help of the Rice Lake Bus Company, evacuated the trailer court. 

At that point, the response team's armored vehicle approached the trailer and attempted to remove Jenkins. Finally at 3:30 a.m., when other attempts were exhausted with no response, the Emergency Response Team entered the home and took Jenkins into custody without incident. 

He is currently being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Abuse and Bail Jumping. 

Authorities said all law enforcement officers went home safe, but cold, as temperatures during the incident fell to twenty below zero. In a press release, the sheriff extended his thanks to the Rice Lake Police Department and Rice Lake Bus Company, as well as all the residents of the trailer court for their assistance and cooperation with the incident. 

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