SWAT Incident In Fairview

Published on April 17, 2017 at 09:04AM


Law enforcement is breathing a sigh of relief after an eight hour standoff came to a safe conclusion in Fairview, Utah Monday.

The incident touched off when William Lamb, 35, Fairview, violated a protective order that was issued against him and broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend at 5 a.m., police said. Lamb threatened the family inside the home. The family was able to contact law enforcement after they were able to escape from the home.

Mt. Pleasant Police, Fairview Police, and Sanpete Sheriff’s Deputies all responded to the scene. After police learned firearms were in the home, they put Fairview Elementary on lockdown and placed officers there as a precaution while officials evacuated other homes in the area. The Utah County SWAT team was dispatched to the home and negotiators attempted to extricate Lamb from the home by using tear gas. When that failed, K-9s were sent into the home. Lamb was taken into custody at 1 p.m. after the K-9 found and bit Lamb.

According to court records, this was just the latest run in Lamb had with the law this year. Lamb was arrested for Possession of a Dangerous Weapon by a Restricted Person, Violation of a Protective Order, Assault, Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child, and Possession of a Controlled Substance within a Correctional Facility on April 4. The State set his bail at $100,000 cash only for those charges. His court-appointed attorney was later successful in having the bail reduced and Lamb was able to bail out of jail on $10,000 bondable. Lamb was due in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing on assault and drug charges that were levied against him in February.

Sheriff’s deputies said that charges against Lamb may include Violation of a Protective Order, Resisting Arrest as well as a litnay of other charges.