A man is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following an overnight standoff in Dale, deputies reported.

A man is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following an overnight standoff in Dale, deputies reported.

What began as a firearm situation between that man and a repo driver prompted the man to barricade himself inside a travel trailer with two children before the situation concluded, with deputies discovering the man was a wanted fugitive from Colorado.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said events began to unfolded about 2 a.m. Thursday when a repo man went to a mobile home park in Dale to repossess a car.

Palmer said the resident of a travel trailer confronted that repo man, pulled a gun on him and kept him at gunpoint until the vehicle being repossessed was disconnected from the tow truck.

A second repo man at the scene dialed 911.

Palmer said the owner of the car and his wife were outside as the woman tried to remove personal items from the vehicle. When deputies arrived, the man, later identified as Stephen Brown, 27, ran inside the travel trailer and barricaded himself inside with a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, Palmer said.

Deputies made 14 attempts by phone to talk with him before they finally started negotiations.

Those talks continued for nearly two hours, Palmer said, with Brown referencing a Colorado case.

Palmer said local deputies were unaware of a Colorado case and told him they were there for the gun incident. At that point, Palmer said deputies were concerned for the safety of the children inside the travel trailer.

During their negotiations, Palmer said the man told deputies he wasn't going back to Colorado.

At one point, Palmer said the suspect allegedly told deputies to tell his wife and children goodbye before deputies heard a single gunshot.

Upon entry into the trailer, the two children were found safe on the couch and Brown was found deceased in the back bathroom area, Palmer said.

“It was a tense situation with a 2 and 4-year-old in there,” Palmer said.

Palmer, who said Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal officers and McLoud police assisted at the scene, said they confirmed there was a nationwide arrest warrant for Brown out of Rio Blanco County in Colorado for a Class 4 sexual assault charge.

Palmer said it appears Brown had just moved to this area few months ago.