11-Hour Standoff Ends After Man Found Hiding In Truck

Jackson County Authorities Get Assistance From Larimer County SWAT

A man who allegedly vowed not to be taken alive was found hiding in a truck in Jackson County early Monday by a SWAT team called in to flush him out.

According to the sheriff's office, a man was involved in a domestic assault with his ex-girlfriend on Feb. 11. The sheriff's office said that Archer was accused of entering the woman's residence and assaulting her while she was asleep. Based on information developed during the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for Joseph Archer, 21.

On Sunday, investigators said the ex-girlfriend contacted them to report that she received a telephone call that Archer was in her residence again and that he had a 30/30 rifle. He allegedly told the woman that she should contact law enforcement and tell them he would not be taken alive, according to a release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Officers surrounded the home and the Larimer County SWAT team assisted in securing the perimeter. During a sweep of out buildings Archer was found hiding in a truck parked in a barn on the property. Officers said they found a rifle inside the woman's home that did not belong to her.

The operation lasted 11 hours, and ended at 12:30 a.m., according to deputies.

Archer was jailed on charges of violation of a protective order and third-degree assault. Additional charges may also be filed, according to deputies.