AUBURN — Daryan Bryan Saunders, 47, of Auburn, who was arrested Tuesday morning after a 21-hour standoff with local and state police, has a number of criminal convictions that began in 1994 when he was 18, when he paid a $100 fine for disorderly conduct.

Daryan Saunders

Over a decade later in October 2005, he was charged with criminal mischief and refusing to submit to arrest. He pleaded guilty to both and was ordered to pay a $100 fine and $147.87 in restitution.

Two months later, he was charged with terrorizing and found guilty a year later. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail, all suspended, and one year of probation.

In December 2011, he was found guilty of operating under the influence and sentenced to seven days in jail, fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for a year.

Saunders was arrested June 26, 2016, on a charge of domestic violence assault and again July 7, 2016, on charges of violating a condition of his release and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

That October, he was charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence criminal threatening and violating conditions of release. On Nov. 22, the July 7 charge and October charges were dismissed for a guilty plea on the June 26 domestic violence charge. He was sentenced to six months in jail.


He was also arrested July 22, 2016, on a charge of violating a condition of his release and sentenced to three days in jail.

He was arrested March 23, 2017, on a felony charge of domestic violence assault with priors and sentenced in December to a year in prison.

Stemming from that arrest, he was charged with four counts of tampering with a witness, informant, juror or victim on March 25 and 26 and July 11 and July 16, 2017.

He was also charged with five counts of violating conditions of release on March 24, April 2, May 1, June 1 and July 1, 2017. The slew of nine charges resulted in a seven-year prison sentence in December, with all but two years and six months suspended, and three years of probation.

Saunders was charged Tuesday with four felonies and two misdemeanors: elevated aggravated assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, criminal mischief and creating a police standoff.

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