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Aloha standoff ends with woman's arrest

A 41-year-old Aloha woman was arrested Wednesday evening after she fired a handgun in her house, sending at least two bullets through a wall into a neighbor’s house.

Washington County sheriff’s deputies took Alisha Mannis into custody after a several-hour standoff at her house in the 15900 block of Southwest Gilmore Court. Mannis was lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and recklessly endangering another person.

The incident began at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, when deputies were called to the Aloha neighborhood by residents who said someone fired a bullet through the wall of their home. While investigating, deputies heard a gunshot inside a neighbor’s house and saw two bullet holes in the side of the house.

The county’s Tactical Negotiations Team and Hostage Negotiations Team went to the house, trying to contact the woman inside. Most of the neighbors in the surrounding houses were forced to leave their homes during the negotiations.

After several hours, deputies were able to talk with Mannis and convinced her to come out of the house. A robot was used to search the home for other people, but Mannis was alone in the dwelling.

Deputies said Mannis was drinking alcohol and that could have played a big part in the incident.