Man In Custody After Barricading Himself and Family

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Sterling Crisostomo is accused of barricading himself inside the Dai Ichi Condominiums. Negotiations lasted for two hours before Crisostomo let police in.

Guam – A man who’s serving probation on child abuse charges stemming from last year has found himself in some trouble again after police say he barricaded himself and his family inside of a residence in Tamuning last night.

Sterling Crisostomo, 39, allegedly held his family hostage for nearly two hours while police negotiations were underway. He initially denied police entry into his home at the Dai Ichi Condominiums along Ypao Road, according to Guam Police Acting Spokesperson Officer Paul Tapao. 

Tapao says police eventually arrested Crisostomo without incident. All family members were treated at the scene, Tapao says.

Crisostomo was charged with family violence, child abuse and felonious restraint. 

Last year he was arrested after he allegedly starved his children and locked them inside their home for several weeks. Police had accused him of forcing his children to urinate in cups. 

He took a plea deal in that case, pleading guilty to child abuse as a misdemeanor as a lesser included offense of child abuse as a third degree felony and four counts child abuse as a misdemeanor. In exchange, Crisostomo received a five year suspended sentence and five years supervised probation. 

Under the terms of his plea agreement, Crisostomo was not allowed to harass, physically strike or threaten any of the victims in the case.