Robert Boulware-Faison is arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court Monday.

Springfield man pleads not guilty to charges stemming from standoff

A Springfield man was arraigned Monday morning in the Clark County Municipal Court on charges stemming from a standoff.

Robert K. Boulware-Faison III pleaded not guilty to aggravated burglary, having weapons while under disability, improperly discharging a firearm and tampering with evidence, according to court records. He was given a $25,000 bond and remains the Clark County Jail as of Monday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched around 8 a.m. on Friday to the area of West Perrin Avenue and South Center Boulevard after dispatch received “several calls in reference to shots being heard around a yellow house on West Perrin Avenue near the intersection,” according to an affidavit filed in the case.

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One caller said there was a black SUV parked outside of the residence when they saw a male in a red shirt firing a gun at the house and then running inside before they heard more shots being fired, the affidavit said.

Robert Boulware-Faison III.
Photo: Staff Writer

When police arrived, they found a black Saturn Vue parked in front of a yellow duplex in the 100 block, and also saw the front door of one side of the duplex open and a man with a red shirt in the doorway.

“The male, later identified as Robert K. Boulware-Faison III, saw officers, stepped back into the house, and closed the door,” the affidavit said.

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The other side of the duplex was evacuated, and police blocked the area of West Perrin Avenue and South Center Boulevard to traffic.

Officers attempted to call Boulware-Faison out of the duplex but were unsuccessful due to him barricading himself inside.

Springfield police’s Special Response Team responded to the scene, and around 12:30 p.m. the tactical team fired tear gas inside. Shortly after, Boulware-Faison surrendered, ending the nearly five-hour standoff, according to the report.

Boulware-Faison was taken into custody and held without bond in the Clark County Jail over the weekend.

No one was reported injured during the incident.

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