Custer standoff ends peacefully - KOTA Territory News

Custer standoff ends peacefully

A standoff at a residence on the east side of Custer involving an individual who had violated a Temporary Protection Order (TPO) ended peacefully Sunday afternoon.

Louis Goodshield, 25 was asked to leave a residence about 10 am Sunday.  He was in the home of an individual who had a TPO against him.  When Goodshield was contacted by Deputies from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office he persisted in his refusal to leave and then advised Sheriff Rick Wheeler that he was “going to have to come get him”.

Goodshield’s response to law enforcement resulted in a request from Custer County officials for additional personnel to assist in resolving the situation.  Approximately 25 officers from multiple agencies including the South Dakota Highway Patrol and their SWAT Team with two armored vehicles, SD Division of Criminal Investigation  including a negotiator, US Forest Service, National Park Service and Custer State Park assisted the Custer County Sheriff’s Office.  An ambulance and personnel from Custer Ambulance Service also stood by during the standoff.

At approximately 2:30 pm Goodshield voluntarily surrendered to officials after intensive negotiations.  There were no injuries.

Goodshield is in custody charged with violating the TPO and was to be taken to the Pennington County Jail later Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Rick Wheeler was grateful for all the assistance which he credited with ensuring the situation ended peacefully.  “This took a lot of time and manpower to resolve but no one was hurt and that is the result we always look for”, he said.

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