Standoff suspect facing new drug charges

David A. Bevis. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A man arrested in a SWAT team standoff last week after a domestic violence incident, is now facing drug charges.

Bartholomew County deputies report finding about 123 grams of methamphetamine at a home owned by 59-year-old David Bevis of Columbus, during the investigation into last week’s standoff.

According to police reports, Bevis was arrested on May 5th in the 3900 block of County Road South 550W after a victim was hit with a shotgun several times. Bevis allegedly threatened to kill his wife, police and everyone in the home, as well as wanting to commit “suicide by cop.” Negotiators and the SWAT team were called in and after more than an hour of negotiation, he left the home and surrendered.

Yesterday, a warrant was issued for possession of methamphetamine and possession of more than 28 grams of methamphetamine.

Bevis remains in the Bartholomew County Jail.