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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Suspect surrenders: Tip leads authorities to Shawnee home for warrant arrest

  • A tip about the location of a wanted fugitive led authorities to surround a home in the 600 block of North Park Wednesday, where the suspect with outstanding warrants eventually surrendered.
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  • A tip about the location of a wanted fugitive led authorities to surround a home in the 600 block of North Park Wednesday, where the suspect with outstanding warrants eventually surrendered.
    Chad Pope, commander of the Pottawatomie County sheriff's warrant team, said they received a tip Wednesday concerning Clinton David Weese, 36, who was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants including maintaining a place for keeping controlled substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor, among others.
    Warrant team deputies and Shawnee police officers responded to the home at 640 N. Park, where they "surrounded the house" and attempted to call the suspect outside, Pope said.
    A neighbor who reportedly owned the home confirmed a man named "Clint" was staying there but told police he didn't have permission to do so, Pope said. As they surrounded that home, police received a call from a woman inside that house to report men outside with guns.
    She then exited the home to talk to police and authorities learned that Weese and another woman were still inside. At the scene, police tried to call both out of the home.
    The warrant team later went inside and brought the woman out and then attempted to talk to Weese.
    Deputies and officers on scene took extra precautions after hearing that Weese might have had a pellet gun or possibly a long gun in that home, Pope said.
    "We established a line of communication and talked him out peacefully without incident," Pope said, adding they were on that scene for more than an hour.
    Weese was taken to the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, where he was booked into jail on the outstanding warrants and held on a $30,000 bond.
    Authorities asked nearby residents to stay in their homes during the ordeal and traffic also was blocked from the area.
    "We wanted to keep everybody safe…we're really glad it ended peacefully," Pope said.
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