Dover Police deployed their Special Operations Response Team Sept. 25 to end a standoff with a woman who allegedly threatened her boyfriend with a handgun.


    The Dover Police Department deployed its Special Operations Response Team to apprehend a local woman who refused to leave her home after a domestic dispute.

    The incident began at 9:45 p.m. Sept. 25 in the 100 block of Lakeview Avenue, said police spokesman Lt. Benton Counselman. Officers were told by a man he and his girlfriend had gotten involved in a verbal altercation and that she had pulled a handgun and threatened to shoot him, Counselman said.

    The officers tried to talk to the woman, identified as Rhonda Martin, 40, but she refused to cooperate with them or with the department’s Crisis Negotiation Team. After several hours of failed talks where Martin refused to come out of her home, the SORT team was brought in and took her into custody without further incident, Counselman said.

    Martin was charged with reckless endangering, aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and resisting arrest.

    She was jailed in default of a $3,500 secured bond.