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Update: Police Standoff Ends Peacefully

KSAL Staff - May 5, 2014 4:03 pm

As of Tuesday morning Salina Police are waiting for tear gas used to lure two suspects out of a standoff yesterday afternoon to clear before they can properly search the home. No new charges have been made as the investigation is ongoing until the house has been searched.

Two people whom were inside the home before the standoff were able to exit the house. They were interviewed by officers and released, but stated that Humphrey and Davis were armed.

The incident Monday began before noon, and ended a little after 4:00.

Salina Police Chief Brad Nelson tells KSAL News that police were originally at the house because of information they had indicating that two people inside had felony warrants. The two refused to come out.

Police surrounded the home, and ended up calling in the SWAT team.

Officers on a loud speaker were imploring 29-year-old Adam Humphrey and 25-year-old Heather Davis to come out peacefully.

They fired multiple canisters of tear gas into the home.

Shortly before 4:00 Davis came out with her hands up. Police immediately took her into custody.

About 15 minutes later Humphrey came out and was also taken into custody.

While inside the home, Davis was using social media to taunt police. Nelson says that during the standoff there was a lot of information on social media about the event as it unfolded. He says a lot of the information was not accurated.

Nelson says that he is “very happy with the outcome”. He says “no shots were fired, and no one was hurt”.

Police say that Humphrey had Saline county warrants for unlawful possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony interference with a law enforcement officer and felony battery of a law enforcement officer. He has warrants from Sedgwick county for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft.

The Salina Police Department is also requesting charges of felony flee and elude and felony obstruction for May 2, 2014 incident where Humphrey traveled speeds of up to 70 mph on Cloud Street in an attempt to evade arrest for the warrants.

Davis had Saline county warrants for failing to appear for unlawful possession of methamphetamine and felony obstruction. She also has an additional warrant in Ellis county for failure to appear on unlawful possession of Amphetamine.

A search warrant is being requested for the home at 619 N. 13th. More charges are pending at the conclusion of Monday’s investigation.

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