Man arrested Nov. 3 after rural standoff near Sanger

A man is in custody after a Nov. 3 standoff in a rural area northeast of Sanger.
Around 7:30 p.m. the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic violence call in the 2700 block of North Piedra Road, in an area also known as Tivy Valley. 
According to officers, dispatchers were told that 63-year-old Robert Vancamp had beaten up his wife and prevented her from leaving the house or using her phone to call for help. The woman eventually was able to call a family member and fill them in on what was happening, said the sheriff’s office.  
The family member reportedly made the 911 call. That relative went to the house and was able to get the woman out of the house and take her to a safe place.
While heading to the scene, deputies learned Vancamp was alone at the house and armed with a shotgun. Once on scene, deputies said they found Vancamp to be inside the house and refusing to come out. 
Due to the dangers Vancamp presented, the sheriff’s SWAT team and Crisis Negotiation Team was called to the scene. Deputies with CNT contacted Vancamp over the phone and spoke with him several times as SWAT surrounded the home. After barricading himself inside the house for approximately five hours, Vancamp voluntarily walked out of the house at about 3 a.m. and surrendered to deputies.
He was placed under arrest and later booked into the Fresno County Jail. Vancamp reportedly faces five felony charges and has a bail amount of $160,000. His charges include injuring a spouse, false imprisonment, dissuading a victim, making death threats and possession of a gun by a felon.
Deputies also obtained a search warrant for the home. No details were available on any of the evidence collected.