Man arrested after hours-long standoff at Waterloo motel


WATERLOO, Ind. (WANE) — A man was arrested after a standoff at a Waterloo motel Wednesday morning.

The situation unfolded at the Twilight Inn at 2060 U.S. 6, two miles west of I-69. Police were called there around 8 a.m. on a report that a man was pointing a gun at a female there.

Raymond Lothamer

According to Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Walker, there had been another domestic situation at a different location, and the pair made their way to the motel. Police said at the motel, the man pointed a gun at the woman’s head.

The woman called 9-1-1 and officers responded to the motel. At that point, the man locked himself in a room at the motel, Walker said.

The woman told police the man was “likely armed and dangerous,” police said.

Just before 11 a.m., officers with the Auburn Police SWAT team took the man into custody peacefully. He was identified as 30-year-old Raymond Lothamer of Kendallville.

Walker said Lothamer was wanted on an active arrest warrant out of Noble County for Driving While Suspended. He’s also expected to face charges for Wednesday’s incident.

A gun was found and seized at the scene, police said.

The woman cooperated with police in the investigation. It’s not known if she suffered any injuries.

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