Followup: Charges filed against suspect sought in SWAT ‘standoff’

Charges have just been filed against the man who police thought was inside a Delridge home last Friday morning, leading to hours of SWAT-team presence that all traced back to an incident at Camp Long on Thursday night. 20-year-old Jory Lee Preston is charged with two counts of domestic-violence assault, one 2nd degree and one 4th degree. The charging documents refer to two incidents: First, the Thursday night incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend; and also, the previous Monday (July 11th), Preston is accused of “confront(ing) the victim at a park in West Seattle, angry with her that she was hanging out with other guys. He grabbed her and attempted to force her into his vehicle and threatened to push her in front of a moving vehicle.” He had been held on $100,000 bail, but prosecutors are asking to have that raised to $250,000, saying in the documents, “The gun in the July 14, 2011, incident was not recovered, but when the SWAT Team made entrance into his residence they recovered a rifle, a loaded revolver and a shotgun and shotgun ammunition, and a large knife. In February 2011, the Seattle Police Department responded to a 911 report that the defendant had threatened to kill his step-father. According to the police report, when police responded to the scene, they took the defendant into custody and … recovered several firearms from his bedroom.” The probable-cause section of the charging documents, based on the police report, say that Preston and the victim broke up last March, and say that the July 11th incident happened at Me-Kwa-Mooks on Beach Drive, but was not reported to SPD until that afternoon. The charging documents also include an extensive account of how police say events unfolded at Camp Long and then during the SWAT presence at Preston’s Delridge residence; we will add that to this report a bit later – there are a lot of witness and victim names to excise. (Friday photo courtesy of Amanda)

ADDED 10:26 AM: The transcript of the “probable cause” narrative by police – we transcribed it from the documents that accompanied the charges filed yesterday, as they were not in a “cut-and-paste”-enabled format. Names aside from the charged person have been excised, as have addresses, license plate numbers and other identifying information. This begins with the Camp Long incident and carries through the overnight SWAT standoff, quoting those who were inside the house as saying they didn’t open up because they thought police would “go away”:

On 7-14-2011 at approximately 2343 hours (several officers) were dispatched to investigate a disturbance at Camp Long. Dispatch advised of 50 high school students screaming, yelling and breaking out bathroom windows. While en route, dispatch updated that a male was overheard saying he was going to get his gun and kill somebody. (The first officer to arrive) … rolled down SW Dawson Street from 35th SW (and) saw several high-school-aged males and females climbing over the iron gate to the park. (The officer) was initially approached by a (20-year-old man who) said he entered the park while it was still open and was at a party at one of the cabins. Once he realized those attending were much younger than him, he decided to leave. At that moment, a 17-year-old female approached after climbing over the iron gate. She identified herself to (the officer) … She was crying and excited and told him about an encounter with her ex-boyfriend Jory and said he pointed a gun at her. He left with a friend (with whom he shares) a home on Delridge Way SW. (The officer) stayed with (the ex-girlfriend) until other officers arrived to take her statement. (She) told officers that Jory was the individual who was breaking windows. She said that during their confrontation he pulled a gun on her. (She) was visibly upset. She gave officers Jory’s description as a W/M, 5’8″, slim build, with puffy hair.

Officers reported that the scene was very chaotic with intoxicated, confused and scared juveniles running around. Radio broadcasted that one complainant said 2-3 B/Ms were walking near 36th Ave SW/SW Dawson and might be involved in the disturbance. (An officer) saw two black males walking eastbound across 35th Ave SW and get into a white car. (Two officers) stopped the two men and identified them (both 21 years old). Both men stated they came to Camp Long because they heard there was a party. When they arrived they saw a “tall, skinny white guy” pull out a gun and rack the slide. Someone in the party also yelled that the cops were coming. Both men took off running and after a few minutes started walking back to their car, which is when (police) first saw them. They were released from the scene since they had no further information and did not appear to be involved with either the victim or suspect.

By then, officers were able to discern from additional unidentified witnesses that Jory left the scene in a dark blue Chevy Cobalt. (Police) contacted (a woman) who was very concerned about the preschool group she was in charge of. (She) stated the juveniles did not attack their cabin but the disturbance was frightening the children. There was confusion at first because (she) stated she was “staff,” which (police) thought implied she was Camp Long Staff. It was later discovered that (she) was only a patron of the camp. Officers entered the park and contacted the group of juveniles. Some attempted to flee at first but then complied with officers’ commands. It was extremely dark inside the park, which made it difficult to locate the cabins and teens. None of the contacted subjects observed the incident between (the ex-girlfriend) and Jory. They only stated that they heard someone had a gun and began to run. (The woman with the preschoolers) stated none of the detained juveniles were responsible for the property damage.

(One officer) assisted in controlling a group of approximately 12 intoxicated teens inside the park. While standing with the group, officers advised over the radio that a possible suspect in this incident was (name) …described as a white male with a tattoo on his neck, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build and frizzy hair, possibly with bloody hands and bloody shirt. While escorting the group of teens out of the park, a male matching the description came walking toward officers and the group of teens from a dark wooded area. (An officer) immediately noticed the male had his hands in his pockets. He had a bloody white shirt and frizzy hair. (The officer) took control of the male and escorted him to the ground. He patted him down for weapons and located none. The male was identified as (aforementioned name … police noted his) hands were bloody as well, and asked him where his gun was. He replied that he did not have one but that it was “Jory Preston” who had the gun. Officers conducted a showup of (this man) for (the ex-girlfriend, who) stated (he) was not the suspect. (He) was asked about the incident with the gun. (He) stated he saw Jory “cock” the gun. He stated he was sure the gun was a .45 cal.

All located teens were escorted out of Camp Long to 35th SW and SW Dawson. Officers stood by with the teens until they were turned over to family members and given rides home.

(The ex-girlfriend) provided a written statement for this incident to (police). She told officers about the incident on 7/11/2011. On this night (7/14), (she) was attending a party inside Camp Long. Throughout the evening, (she) stated she had received 15 texts from Jory calling her a “bitch” and a “slut.” At some point, (she) was alerted by friends that Jory was at Camp Long looking for her. (She) states she walked toward the camp entrance to tell Jory to leave when she observed him running away from her with two other males. (She) states in her statement that when she reached 35th/Dawson she saw him running east on SW Dawson toward the camp. She identified the two males … (She) ran after Jory telling him to leave. He ran up to a blue Chevy sedan where she confronted him. (She) states that she was yelling at him to leave when he went to the trunk and pulled out a gun. (She) identified the gun as a 1911 style .45 caliber handgun, which she recognized as one of his two .45 caliber handguns that he owned when they dated. Jory racked the slide and pointed it at her stomach while at the same time yelling, “F– you, you stupid f–ing bitch. Get the f___ out of here.” Jory’s friends, later identified as (two names) also began cursing at (her) to leave. Jory and (friend) both shoved (her) out of the way before getting in the vehicle and speeding off northbound on 35th. (Ex-girlfriend) stated Jory was bleeding from his hand as a result from punching the windows at the camp. (She) started Jory lives somewhere on Delridge Way SW with (one of the two aforementioned friends). Officers conducted a records check and discovered (that friend’s address). (Ex-girlfriend) stated (two particular vehicles) would be parked at (that) house. After (she) finished her statement, (an officer) escorted her home and left her with her father.

At around 0112, officers relocated to (friend’s) known address … and attempted to locate Jory. There were three vehicles known to be associated with Jory and his roommates. All three vehicles were located at the residence … (An officer) knocked on the front door and observed through the front window a person fitting Jory’s appearance, approaching the door. The subject looked outside, saw officers, and then retreated to the rear of the house. Officers contained the residence before utilizing the PA and bullhorn to attempt contact with the occupant(s). Officers made dozens of announcements with negative results. (An officer) also made multiple calls to Jory’s cell phone and made one contact with a subject who stated they had Jory’s phone but would not identify who they were. After an hour passed, at 0201, three subjects exited the house and were taken into custody. The subjects were identified as (the two friends who were mentioned earlier) and (a third person). They gave different accounts of who was in the house. (Two of them) denied Jory was in the house, but (one) said he was still in the house. All three stated there were two more individuals inside. None of the three subjects who came out were bleeding or had injuries. SWAT and HNT responded to the scene. (An officer) applied for a search warrant to search the residence and vehicles for Jory and a handgun. (A judge granted one.) After three hours passed with unsuccessful attempts to get the occupants out, HNT was able to contact Jory via telephone.

At about 843 on 7-15-2011, (two officers) responded to the Southwest Precinct to await the arrival of Jory and his mother … Approximately 0908 hours, they arrived at the Southwest Precinct and Jory surrendered at the request of his mother. Jory was taken into custody without incident. He had a dime-sized cut to his left hand. (An officer) read Jory his Miranda Warnings at about 0923 hours … Jory stated that he understood his rights and did not want to speak. (An officer) later transported Jory to KCJ where he was booked for investigation of assault and investigation of harassment.

(an officer) returned to the residence … to stand by while SWAT cleared the house and, later, the crew from SFD Ladder 13 ventilated the home there. SWAT, while carrying out the search warrant, located two more subjects … during their building search. (One) stated he was the person who came to the door when (an officer knocked in the 1 am hour). He stated he didn’t answer the door because he was scared. Both stated they heard the announcements from police. All five subjects located in the residence were later interviewed. (An officer) interviewed (the person who said he had come to the door). He first asked … if he was the male who had come to the door and then refused to answer once he realized it was police. (He) stated “yes.” (He) then immediately asked, “Am I in big trouble?” (He) was left alone for a few minutes in the SW PCT holding cell. Once it was determined that (he) would be released, (an officer spoke with him) again. He asked him wy he didn’t come open the door. He explained that he told his friends that the Police were outside. (He) said that his friends told him that we were probably looking for Jory. The group consensus was that the police would just leave. (He) stated he could hear loud banging and the commands over the PA. The most consistent answer (he) gave was that he thought the police would just leave. He said he was in a basement bedroom with no windows. (Another officer) spoke with (another person). (That person told the officer) he, Jory, and (the previous person) went to the party at Camp Long at the request of (the ex-girlfriend). He said a teen … told them to leave. While they were talking, (that teen’s) brother (the one with the frizzy hair mentioned earlier) blindsided Jory with a punch, knocking him down, and causing his nose to bleed profusely. They took Jory to Group Health hospital before going to their friend’s … house. They heard the police arrive, and (that friend) told them to go to his bedroom downstairs. (One person) did not know what to do, so he just stayed downstairs. He said he kept the door closed. He heard the police making loud announcements, but he could not make out what they were saying. Before releasing them, (an officer) took photos of them and they were released from the SW Precinct.

(At the house on Delridge), officers entered the house after it was cleared to carry out the search warrant for the handgun. In the main floor bedroom, situated on the NW corner of the home, a bolt action rifle was found underneath the mattress. In the basement bedroom, a pistol-handled shotgun and several shells were found on the bed frame. In the hallway linen drawer (second from the bottom), a small black loaded revolver with wood handle was found. The weapons and ammunition found are: Range model .22 caliber rifle, Taurus .38 caliber revolver loaded with five .38 special +P rounds, Mossburg 12 gauge pump shotgun, 760 Pumpmaster BB gun, and Winchester 12 gauge shotgun shells (24). The weapons were seized and later placed into evidence.

Preston remains in King County Jail, according to the online register, with bail listed as $250,000.

50 Replies to "Followup: Charges filed against suspect sought in SWAT 'standoff'"

  • j July 19, 2011 (5:02 pm)

    FREE JORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • coffee July 19, 2011 (5:03 pm)

    Just wondering, does the city put a judgement against someone who causes a SWAT standoff to help recoup the costs involved with the standoff? I would think that this cost the city quite a bit of money.

  • ummm July 19, 2011 (5:16 pm)

    You say his ex-gf is 17, do you know how old he is?

  • JanS July 19, 2011 (5:34 pm)

    this guy sounds just delightful…

  • WSB July 19, 2011 (5:52 pm)

    I thought I’d written that he was 20 but it’s not here. Adding now. – TR

    • WSB July 19, 2011 (6:00 pm)

      …ah, it was a coding error. I’d written 20-year-old but hadn’t closed the tag on the photo code, so it didn’t show.
      And a message to a different commenter whose comment is not going through because of profanity: You ask how we can use his name. We do not identify people until they are charged, even once they’ve been arrested. But he is now charged, with two felony counts, as an adult. – TR

  • The Jester July 19, 2011 (6:33 pm)

    Just hope this young testosterone filled young man gets anger management help. Until he does and learns to accept what life dishes out, he’ll be a general danger to anyone around him.

    I’m very happy the 17-year old young lady is all right and safe. None of this is her fault. Some young guys are just immature and self-centered in their world.

    For his sake, it’s a good thing he’s incarcerated for now. He cannot do any more damage behind bars. At present he’s a walking time bomb. Hope his jets cool down.

  • Nulu July 19, 2011 (7:19 pm)

    What do you do in cases where the charges are later dropped?

    Is the charged individual’s name removed?

    • WSB July 19, 2011 (7:35 pm)

      We would report that the charges were dropped/dismissed, as we have in a handful of cases (including one high-profile suspect who has had charges dismissed because he was found not competent to stand trial), or that the person was found not guilty, as happened in one shooting death almost four years ago – a case in which citywide media reported the case and the charges but did not follow through the trial (we were the only ones who did that, with someone in the courtroom every day) – TR

  • Dunno July 19, 2011 (7:32 pm)

    These two people worried about a guys name on a blog after police found in his room:Loaded shotgun, rifle, pistol, and knife? Get a grip. I’m sure police planted it there.

  • Argon July 19, 2011 (8:05 pm)

    Folks, you live in a city. We are all crowded together. Relaxxx. Forgive. Stop playing video games!

  • Nulu July 19, 2011 (8:18 pm)

    We all know that once a person has been exposed by media and reviled in public, their life is never the same.

    A memorable example is Richard Jewell the security guard at the Atlanta Olympic Games who was actually a hero but was “charged and convicted” by the press when his name was released as a person of interest by the FBI. He died at age 44.

  • oldman24 July 19, 2011 (9:08 pm)

    YAH!! FREE JORY!!!!!!!!!! WE MISS HIM!

  • comeon July 19, 2011 (9:45 pm)

    Seriously, Richard Jewell compared to this guy? Like we are going to remember this guy’s name our whole life and therefore it will ruin his? He is ruining his OWN life. It’s clear this guy is an idiot. And these types of abusers ALWAYS play the victim – ‘I didn’t do anything!’ , ‘She made me do it!’, ‘She was messing around with other guys!’ wah, wah, wah. I just hope the girl in question is smart enough to move through the prosecution phase AND that she gets some help so she doesn’t attract a-holes like this again.

    • WSB July 19, 2011 (9:51 pm)

      Sorry that the additional information promised at the end of the story is taking a while. The narrative attached to the charging documents runs 6 pages and it is not in a cut-and-paste format, so I have to transcribe the whole thing, and that’s taking a while – it spans Camp Long to SWAT. But given some of the issues raised in other related stories, including the Camp Long sidebar – who else was in the park that night and what did police do about it – it will probably interest some. Only have one more thing to do before I can get back to finish transcribing … TR

  • Semele July 19, 2011 (10:33 pm)

    Yes, this guy was obviously a fine upstanding member of society, as he showed to all of his neighbors. We aren’t judging because of the media, we judge with first hand knowledge. Get your lives in order before you end up in prison like this guy.

    Thanks TR for the update, those of us that live in close proximity to this house and actually care about what happens in our neighborhood truly appreciate it.

  • Delridgian July 19, 2011 (10:47 pm)

    LOL. At first I kept thinking the SWAT team was saying Jerry, and then per texts with neighbors we decided it was Joey, and then it ended up being Jory.

    Regardless, we are all relieved to no longer have them as neigbors.

  • what July 19, 2011 (11:59 pm)

    Just because he has weapons, does not make him as dangerous as this article makes him sound. and what boyfriend would seriously push their girlfriend in front of a moving vehicle.

  • Linda July 20, 2011 (12:43 am)

    Oh please do take a look at this fine upstanding citizen
    Yeah, it’s absolutely a shame when a fine young man like this is unjustly accused of something. Whatever!

  • Linda July 20, 2011 (12:56 am)

    @what – If you’re still alive in 10 years you will be so embarrassed by that post.

  • datamuse July 20, 2011 (7:22 am)

    What kind of boyfriend, indeed. One she’s well rid of, from the sound of things…
    I own weapons myself, yet somehow I’ve never had a SWAT team show up at my door. Gosh, wonder why–I would guess that not being in the habit of threatening people with them might have something to do with it.

  • golfer July 20, 2011 (7:46 am)

    @what – a jealous, violent, and controlling (ex)boyfriend, that’s who.

  • jennie July 20, 2011 (8:16 am)

    @what – no healthy and loving boyfriend/partner/spouse would ever even threaten to push.

  • RumorHasIt July 20, 2011 (9:22 am)

    WOW so much judgement when you don’t have ALL the facts. Even the SPD didn’t give the correct information. Before, during & after the incident. And who’s to say the ex-girlfriend isn’t lying? You should all look in the mirror at your own lifes before you pass judgement. These “facts” are given to the SPD by TEENAGERS that where drinking @ Camp Long. It is unfortunate that you are considered guilty before the whole truth comes out.

  • datamuse July 20, 2011 (9:37 am)

    My life is just fine, RumorHasIt. But thanks for your concern.
    What about pointing a gun at her? Or is she lying about that, too?

    • WSB July 20, 2011 (10:38 am)

      The narrative from the probable-cause document, written by police, is now added to the story. It details what police say happened/they were told, from Camp Long through to the SWAT-involved “standoff.” As a previous commenter has noted, there are multiple sides to every story, and this presents the sides that police say they were told. Defendants tell their side in court. Unless a suspect declines to waive their right to a speedy trial, most cases take months to go to trial, if they don’t end with a plea first, so it will be a while before there is an official record of what the defendant says. Also note that the comment threads relating to this story are in danger of being closed as we have had to decline to approve some over-the-top comments from both people defending the suspect and those passing judgment on him. – TR

  • Kayleigh July 20, 2011 (9:40 am)

    Are these pro-Jory comments for real? After reading his FB page, is it so hard to believe the charges?

  • golfer July 20, 2011 (10:05 am)

    RumorHasIt, you’re right, we are judging without knowing ALL the facts. But a story like this doesn’t come out of the blue, you know. We don’t know yet what this Jory character did or did not do, but he caused quite a mess nonetheless. I’ve been a drunk teenager in the bushes before, but I definitely still knew when something was wrong. He obviously did SOMETHING. And these pro-Jory comments make me worry that there are people out there who think this kind of behavior is ok. Even if his ex-girlfriend is out to get him; even if he was joking around and never meant to follow through on his threats, that’s not how you treat people.

  • RumorHasIt July 20, 2011 (10:19 am)

    I didn’t say she was lying…but there are ALWAYS 2 sides to a story. What I am saying is that folks out there are commenting/judging with out having the correct information, period.

  • Delridgian July 20, 2011 (10:26 am)

    The pro-Jory posts must be from comedians.

  • 420 July 20, 2011 (10:39 am)

    and WSB you give out false iformation just like the ex-girlfriend cause they didnt find no hand gun the she said he had and for the officer that did the interview infront of pearls also gave false information cause i know for a fact he didnt have the 20yr old on a cell phone when he wasnt even at the house and none of the roomate told him he was in there soo ALL OF YOU GET THE STORY STRAIGHT and stop believing drunk tennagers at the camp long party

  • 420 July 20, 2011 (11:08 am)

    if you ALL knew the real story on why he was up at camp long in the first place ALL/SOME would be like oh i feel where he was coming from! cause he DID NOT just showed up looking for truble.

  • fanofFSPD July 20, 2011 (11:43 am)

    yes they found guns in the home but your forgeting there where roomates living in the home and last time i checked its not illegal to own a gun in your own home.

  • visitor July 20, 2011 (11:59 am)

    pathetic. the whole lot.

  • golfer July 20, 2011 (12:08 pm)

    Well, 420, these kids sure weren’t up there rescuing kittens or planting trees. If he wasn’t looking for trouble, he should have stayed home that night.

  • FREEJORY July 20, 2011 (1:17 pm)

    delridgian GET A LIFE looks like you have nothing better to do with it except talk on here about other peoples lies. so the real comedian here is you your lifes a joke.and if any of you actually knew the ex girlfriend and the people that were there you would be thinking completely different towards this whole thing. and if you knew what really happened that night and you werent basing yout thoughts off of the lies that WSB posts on here, then you would be feeling real DUMB right now!!

  • WSB July 20, 2011 (1:27 pm)

    Regarding the allegation that we have “posted” “lies”: As reported, these are official police/court documents, public records filed with the King County Superior Court’s Office, and they are not represented as anything more or less than that. If someone believes they were misquoted by police in those documents, they need to contact police to tell them so. We have nothing to do with the contents of court/police documents, which we and other news organizations routinely report, and which are publicly available to anyone who wants to download them from King County’s “electronic court records” system (for a nominal cost per “page”) or go to the courthouse downtown and obtain from the King County Superior Court Clerk’s office – TR

  • MB July 20, 2011 (3:01 pm)

    So…everyone is basing their “judgements” on “lies,” yet not a single Jory supporter seems to be able to articulate what those “lies” are. It helps your cause immensely if you actually have an argument beyond “everyone’s lying.” If there are details that will quickly bring us all to the “free Jory” side, by all means…do tell…I’m actually quite happy when the terrible first impression I have of someone’s character is proven wrong. I’d much rather find out this is a great person. So…

  • msc July 20, 2011 (3:28 pm)

    Freejory, since you seem to know so much, perhaps you were in the park that night? Why don’t you enlighten us?

  • Nulu July 20, 2011 (9:04 pm)

    WSB is different from the other news sources that it cites in the context of input of the WSB community.

    The input posts from the WSB community are remarkably immediate and and crime & violence stories draw an unusually wide community response.

    The responses can be from informed individuals and can be accurate. They may not be regulars or familiar to WSB.

    The responses can also be wildly biased and misleading.

    Some of the same goes for police and prosecutor reports.

    If law enforcement is mis-informed, biased or just plain lying, their statements are still repeated by the media. But the old media lacks the immediacy and quantity of response available for all to see (as in WSB).

    I appreciate TR’s response for WSB, but she could also acknowledge that she may unknowingly be doing exactly what she was accused of, posting lies.

    If those posting, feel there have been mistakes, or worse, in the official records being posted by WSB, they should contact:

    “The Office of Professional Accountability is the office within the Seattle Police Department that receives and investigates complaints about police misconduct. The office is headed by a civilian.” SPD

    OPA – Commendation/Complaint Form

    Contact Us: (206)684-8797 |

  • Delridgian July 20, 2011 (10:34 pm)

    What this still comes down to is less thugs on this block. We are all extremely happy they are gone regardless of the means it took to get here.

    They were bad kids regardless of their excuses.

  • msc July 21, 2011 (8:40 am)

    TR would not intentionally post lies. I’m sure she is working with the most current info at the time, and updates things ASAP.

    I too a glad one less punk is off the streets.

  • 420 July 21, 2011 (5:22 pm)

    golfer soy your saying if your friend got jumped by some punk kids you wouldnt go try and help him?? yeah so get your facts straight!

  • Sabina O'Rourke July 21, 2011 (6:18 pm)

    this whole entire this is bs and jory was never blindsighted or punched, this is full of lies and i’m the ex girlfriend so why dont you try talking to people who were actually there and i am going to the detectives office tomorrow to change all of these statements because the police reports are completely messed up and untrue

  • Sabina O\'Rourke July 21, 2011 (6:53 pm)

    even if they’re real police reports, you dont think the officers who made the reports could have gotten their facts mixed up??? because that is definitely a possibility when there are a ton of cops at one scene getting different stories from everyone, writing down only what they hear…who knows if that stuff is true

  • golfer July 22, 2011 (7:39 am)

    Aha! Seems we have a breakthrough in the case! However, I stand by all my previous statements. WSB is right, Jory will have his day in court, and thus his chance to prove that he is an upstanding and law-abiding member of society.

  • Fred July 22, 2011 (8:03 am)

    I was also there that night and I also see some incorrect information in the police report. That being said, I’m pretty sure that the suspect still deserves to be behind bars. As I see it, the inaccuracies are irrelevant to the case against the suspect. There are however inaccuracies to how the events played out in the park that night and I also intend to let the SPD know today.

  • game July 22, 2011 (8:38 am)

    420, you’re right, I would help my friend. I would call the police.

  • MB July 26, 2011 (9:54 am)

    I’m still not any clearer on what the “lies” are…he did or didn’t threaten his girlfriend/ex (whatever) with a gun? As far as I’m concerned, that is the only relevant info. When it comes to the actual “standoff’, if you’re in a house where the police are going as far as to surround you with giant weapons, speak at you through a speaker, etc., maybe it’s time to use your brain and say hey guys, he’s not here. You dont just go sit in the basement and hope they’ll go away. My mom, a block and a half away, could understand clearly what was being asked of the occupants, so I don’t get it. This whole “everyone’s lying” is the part that sounds like crap to me. Hint for the future, children: DON’T ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE OR CONDUCT YOURSELF IN A WAY THAT WILL BRING A SWAT TEAM TO YOUR DOOR. It’s simple. These kids could have eneded this entire incident quickly by opening the damn door. Instead, they aided in keeping an entire neighborhood awake and afraid for no reason at all except they were too scared (that’s the nice version) to open the door. I don’t feel sorry for any of you.

  • MB July 26, 2011 (10:01 am)

    And Jory’s Facebook page is gone…honestly, that’s the smartest move I’ve seen made so far…it was probably his mom’s idea.

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