Officers were called to a home near the intersection of South Meyers and Deer Meadows roads at about 7:30 p.m. after a report of a domestic situation. A woman had run away from the home and called police from the nearby Haggen grocery store, according to authorities.
She told police that she had been injured and that the suspect, Brandon Claggett, was suicidal, authorities said.
A standoff ensued at the home, but police said they later reached Claggett on his cell phone and learned he was in Salem to pick up his children. Officers said they convinced Claggett to meet them at the Haggen’s grocery store, where he was arrested without incident.
He has since been booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of assault, menacing and kidnapping.
Claggett, who was a 14-year deputy with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, resigned in October 2008 after being accused of inappropriately touching a 20-year-old woman who was participating in a ride-along with him. An internal investigation into the incident was suspended when Claggett resigned.
Police officers were awaiting a search warrant Tuesday morning before entering the Deer Meadows Road home. Claggett and the woman who called police are romantically involved in some way, according to officers.