Domestic violence suspect facing felony charges after SWAT response in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Police vehicle. File photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 14, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Initial charges have been filed against a domestic violence suspect who sparked a SWAT response Sunday morning in Salt Lake City’s Rose Park neighborhood.

Carl Seaman Schneider, 48, faces charges of:

  • Aggravated assault, a second-degree felony
  • Domestic violence in the presence of a child with serious injury/weapon, a third-degree felony
  • Unlawful detention, a class B misdemeanor
  • Criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor

Officers of the Salt Lake City Police Department were called by a neighbor reporting the incident at about 10:38 a.m.

According to court documents, the adult female victim had been “shoved to the ground causing a large wound in the back of her head.” The suspect then allegedly pointed a weapon at the victim, and then himself, before she ran from the residence.

Brent Weisberg, SLCPD spokesman, told Gephardt Daily about the neighbor’s initial call to dispatch.

“As that person talked to the victim, they learned that it was a domestic disturbance,” he said. “The suspect was still inside the home, potentially armed with a shotgun. Officers responded. They set up a perimeter around the house. As they’re doing that, the suspect actually started coming out of the house, but then immediately turned back to go back inside before the officers could arrest him, even before really there could be any commands given, based on the information that they had.”

Officers summoned the SWAT team.

“While the SWAT team and our crisis negotiators were responding, the suspect, who actually came out, surrendered to the patrol officers who had that perimeter set up, and he was safely taken into custody. Now detectives are responding to investigate.”

The SLCPD tweeted at 11:59 a.m. that the suspect had surrendered.

A victim was transported to an area hospital to be treated for a head injury not considered to be life-threatening, Weisberg said, adding that a child who was present was not physically injured.

Investigators also noted items inside the West Sterling Drive residence had been damaged.

The officer asked that the suspect be held without bail due to fears he might flee or  “pose a major risk to the life of victim and child.”

“AP has history of domestic violence pointing a shotgun at the victim before,” the officer’s statement says. “Charges were dropped when victim would not testify.”

Schneider’s bail was set at $7,500, court documents show. Other conditions of release include avoiding contact with the victim.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as it becomes available.

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