YPD assists U.S. Marshal's in arresting felon

YPD assists U.S. Marshal's in arresting felon


The Yuma Police Department assisted the U.S. Marshal's Friday night in arresting a Yuma man. 21-year old Roman Silva has been wanted on several probation violations since February of this year. His violations include convictions of unlawful imprisonment (involving domestic violence), along with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

YPD says they were called out to a home on the 1800 block of West 25th Street around 9pm. YPD's Special Enforcement Team was able to get Silva to surrender without incident around 10:45pm after barricading himself inside the home with others for nearly 2 hours. Police say the other people inside the home were not wanted or harmed. 

Police say after they established it was Silva's residence, Yuma County Adult Probation was called to the scene after a search of the home they found 6 1/2 grams of Methamphetamine. The estimated street value of the meth is $15,000. Police say Silva now faces other drug related offenses including possession of dangerous drugs for sale.

He appeared in Yuma County Jail Court Saturday afternoon where a judge ordered him to remain behind bars without bond. He's due back in court Monday.

Silva was also involved in another standoff with Police last year after he was suspected of  assaulting and kidnapping his then-girlfriend from her home in San Luis on July 3, 2010. He is on probation as a result of charges from that case.

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