A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of kidnapping and spouse abuse after he barricaded himself inside his home. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, shortly before 8 p.m., deputies were called to the Combat Center’s off-base housing in the 5900 block of Aztec Avenue after a neighbor called about yelling and banging inside the residence. Everhart said when deputies arrived, Robert Radakovitz, 19, barricaded himself inside the home and refused to come out for just over an hour. Corporal Everhart said Radokovitz choked his wife and hit her in her face.
During the stand-off, Radakovitz told responders he had a knife and threatened to use it on himself. Robert Radakovitz finally emerged from his home and was taken into custody at 9:19 p.m., and booked into the West Valley Detention Center with his bail set at $250,000.