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Domestic violence suspect arrested after search, brief standoff in Anaheim

Orange County Register - 5/15/2019

May 15-- May 15--Police arrested a domestic violence suspect on Tuesday, May 14, who allegedly ran from officers in Anaheim then hid in an apartment and for a time refused to surrender.

On Wednesday morning, police identified the man as Myles Stewart, 22, of Los Angeles. He was booked on suspicion of domestic violence, resisting arrest, pimping, pandering and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Police had been called at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday to the Gateway apartment complex at State College Boulevard and Orangewood Avenue, Anaheim Sgt. Daron Wyatt said.

Arriving officers spotted Stewart, but he took off on foot, Wyatt said.

Police had called off the search after they were unable to locate Stewart as of 4:18 p.m., Wyatt said.

Shortly after clearing the scene, a call was received that Stewart had returned to the victim's apartment and was holding her hostage, police said Wednesday morning. Several police officers, SWAT members and negotiators were sent to the apartment at 2120 S. State College Boulevard; the third floor of the building was evacuated.

The victim was able to leave the apartment and negotiators talked to Stewart, who was hiding on a balcony.

In the meantime, a police helicopter circled above and residents on other floors were advised to stay inside. Then, at about 6:45 p.m., the man exited the apartment and was taken into custody.

"Negotiators talked him down, and he surrendered without incident," Wyatt said.

Anaheim police said Stewart was booked for pimping and pandering related to an ongoing investigation by the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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