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Armed wanted parolee arrested in Salem

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Lockdowns lifted for 4 Salem-Keizer schools

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — An armed man wanted for violating his parole was arrested Thursday afternoon inside a house under construction in a residential neighborhood of Salem.

The search for Robert Steven Dailey began around noon when 2 Community Corrections deputies spotted him walking on a path near the neighborhood in the area around Elma and Durbin avenues. It put 4 Salem-Keizer schools on lockdown for a brief time as deputies and K-9 teams spread out.

When the deputies tried to arrest him, Dailey pulled out a handgun before fleeing into the neighborhood, authorities said.

Armed, wanted parolee Robert Steven Dailey was arrested inside this house under construction in Salem, September 12, 2019 (KOIN)

Around 4 p.m., a SWAT unit surrounded the house under construction on Glenwood Drive SE near Elma Avenue and the 38-year-old Dailey was taken into custody without incident.

Robert Steven Dailey, September 12, 2019 (Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

Dailey has an extensive criminal past, including arrests for criminally negligent homicide, drugs, stealing a car and unlawful use of a firearm.

By 3 p.m. the lockdowns at Houck, Mary Eyre, Roberts and Four Corners were lifted along with Salem-Keizer Central Services.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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