A Ramona man charged in a 7-1/2 hour standoff with SWAT officers on
Oct. 11 has posted $250,000 bond and faces a Dec. 2 preliminary hearing
in El Cajon Superior Court.
Lawrence Steven Monterastelli, 42, is charged with domestic
violence, making a criminal threat to his girlfriend, attempting to
dissuade a witness from reporting a crime, assault with a firearm and
damaging a telephone line. He pleaded not guilty to all charges Oct. 15
and posted bail later that night, said Deputy District Attorney Timothy