Just before 6:00 pm last, a standoff on the 700 block of South Kendrick Ave in Gillette ended when a 34-year-old felony stalking suspect was taken into custody.
Campbell County Undersheriff Scott Matheny said his agency had contact with the 34-year-old earlier in the day. At 11:06 am a CCSO deputy attempted to arrest the suspect on a felony stalking warrant. Matheny said the suspect was spotted at a gas station on South Douglas Highway.
“While we entered the area, a brown passenger car left the Kwik Shop and started traveling east on Second Street.”---Matheny
The suspect turned into the Village Inn parking lot. He left his vehicle and jumped a barrier as he headed towards Taco Johns. Matheny said the suspect complied with a demand to return to his vehicle. Matheny said the 34-year-old became combative after being informed of the arrest warrant, and he broke free from a deputy who slipped on the ice.
Matheny said a perimeter was set up in the area, but he was not apprehended at the scene. Yesterday afternoon the Gillette Police Department responded to the 700 block of South Kendrick after it was reported the suspect was spotted in the area with a fire arm. The ensuing standoff at a trailer home led to a precautionary lock down of Twin Spruce Junior High after classes had let out, but while extra curricular activities were still going on. The 34-year-old eventually surrendered without a struggle.
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