Police were called to an apartment in the 10300 block of Appalachian Circle in Oakton, for a report of a trespassing on Monday, February 1, at about 9:24 a.m. The complainant informed responding officers that her estranged husband was refusing to leave her apartment after they had an argument. Officers made contact with the man through the locked door of the lower level apartment and refused to heed to the officer’s request to come out. After negotiating with the man for over 2 hours, he made statements that he would damage the property unless officers left. Officers detected smoke and an odor of something burning emanating from the apartment. Further resources were summoned to the scene and out of an abundance of caution, the residents in the surrounding apartments were evacuated.
At about 4:43 p.m. the man surrendered to Special Operations Division Officers without incident and taken into custody. Douglas Evans, 39, of Oakton, was charged with Malicious Burning, Threats to Burn, Unlawful Entry and Violation of a Protective Order. Evans did not incur any physical injuries during the arrest and he was evaluated by Fairfax County Sheriff’s Deputies trained in Crisis Intervention at the Adult Detention Center.