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Wanted Man Arrested After Standoff

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, and the FBI have been jointly investigating the attempted murder of a Wasco County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Today,11/17/2021, The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the SW Washington Regional SWAT Team, US Marshal Service and the FBI took Cantwell into custody, without incident, after a brief stand- off.

Cantwell was lodged into the Skamania County Jail on local felony warrants as well as a Wasco County felony warrant for attempted murder.

We appreciate the assistance of our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners as well as the many tips received from the local community.