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Suspect surrenders after barricading self in Turlock apartment

A man with a history of domestic violence charges was arrested at a Turlock apartment complex after a stand-off with law enforcement came to a peaceful end Tuesday.

Golden Duwane Dupree, 29, was booked into Stanislaus County Jail for stalking and making criminal threats, which stemmed from a prior domestic violence incident in March 2023. He is also facing charges of felony domestic violence, brandishing a firearm, felony child cruelty and battery causing serious bodily injury for more recent incidents.

Dupree had most recently been staying temporarily at an apartment in the 1300 block of Shady Lane with his ex-girlfriend and their young son. Around 7 p.m. Monday, the ex-girlfriend reported to the Turlock Police Department that Dupree physically and verbally abused her and their juvenile son. The woman and her son relocated to a safe place, while officers tried to convince Dupree to come out of the apartment.

Dupree refused to leave the apartment and officers opted to de-escalate the situation by leaving and pursuing charges against him, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

On Tuesday morning police officers were back out at the Shady Lane apartment after getting a report that Dupree was damaging property inside.

“Based on information from the incident the prior evening, and new information developed today, officers surrounded the apartment and were able to negotiate with Dupree until he ultimately surrendered,” Parmley said.

“Our staff is dedicated to providing for the safety of our residents, holding criminals accountable, and seeking justice for all victims. The police department would like to thank any affected or displaced residents for their patience as we worked to ensure the safety of all involved in this incident,” said Turlock Police Lt. Russell Holeman.

Turlock Police Department staff ask that anyone with information regarding this investigation call Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 664-7323. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.