Antioch man arrested following hours-long stand-off Friday night

Suspect Vance Robert Gattis is transported from the scene by ambulance following hours-long standoff with police at his Antioch home on Friday, May 19, 2023. Photo courtesy of Art Ray, Bay News Video

For assault with a deadly weapon, drug possession, more; has history of arrests

By Allen D. Payton

According to Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Lee, “On Friday, May 19, 2023, at about 5:19 PM, a deputy sheriff responded to a domestic-related incident. The suspect was believed to be at his residence (on Lilac Lane) in Antioch. With the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, deputies found the suspect hiding inside the house.”

The stand-off lasted until about 11:00 p.m. An Antioch resident shared a screenshot of the Sheriff’s helicopter flight pattern over the neighborhood at 9:10 p.m. and another shared a video of the scene taken at 10:29 p.m.

Screenshot of Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office helicopter flight pattern from Flightradar24 Live Flight Tracker during Antioch stand-off Friday, May 19, 2023. Source: Antioch resident who chose to not be identified.

The suspect “was eventually arrested without incident. He is identified as 45-year-old Vance Robert Gattis who had a felony warrant for his arrest,” Lee continued. “He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on charges that include assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, resisting arrest, and drug possession.”

According to, Gattis has a history of arrests from 2018 by Antioch and Concord PD, and Contra Costa and San Joaquin Sheriff’s Departments for drug possession, felon in possession of a gun, battery on spouse/cohabitant/former spouse, possession of ammunition, assault with a deadly weapon likely to produce great bodily harm, carrying a loaded weapon, among many other charges.

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