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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee police make arrests after brief standoff

  • Shawnee police responded to a home in the area of Chandler and Draper streets Wednesday afternoon on a warrant issue, where the suspect being sought was talked down after hiding in an attic of that home.
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    Shawnee police responded to a home in the area of Chandler and Draper streets Wednesday afternoon on a warrant issue, where the suspect being sought was talked down after hiding in an attic of that home.
    David A. Carter, 22, was arrested at the scene on a new complaint of resisting arrest, according to reports. He also was jailed on an outstanding $50,000 bench warrant for failing to appear in court Feb. 20 on a felony case for uttering a forged instrument.
    Police became involved Wednesday afternoon when a local bondsman reported he had someone who jumped bail and he had a valid warrant in hand.
    The bondsman reported Carter was seen in the house just prior to police arrival, so officers attempted the serve the warrant. After knocking on the front door, a man came to the door and said it was nailed shut and told officers to go around to the back of the home.
    Police, while clearing the house, found two females hiding inside and detained them, but officers couldn’t locate Carter in the home. It was later reported Carter was hiding in the attic.
    Officer James Woods attempted to talk to Carter and get him to come out of the attic, with no response, but Carter was heard moving around in the attic, reports show.
    Officers who were initially in the attic heard Carter might be armed, so officers exited the attic for safety reasons.
    While efforts were ongoing to talk him out of the attic, officers also put a hole in the living room ceiling to run a small camera into the attic to obtain a visual.
    Reports show that officers also had Carter’s grandfather talk to him at the scene and then Officer Woods continued talking to Carter and got him to exit the attic, the warrant shows.
    Carter was taken to the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center for booking on the outstanding warrant and the new complaint.
    The two females at the residence also were arrested at the scene.
    Jennifer D. Miller, 32, was arrested on complaints of obstructing an officer and possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, reports show. Formal charges have not been filed. Another woman also was taken into custody for having two outstanding city of Shawnee warrants, reports show.
    Police were on the scene more than an hour.
    No injuries were reported.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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