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Attempted Robbery with Toy Gun

KSAL StaffFebruary 15, 2016

Police were called to a Salina neighborhood after a couple of men wrestled an airsoft gun away from a would-be robber in the 100 block of E. Prescott.

Police arrested 31-year-old Danny Lee Barnhouse early Saturday morning after he allegedly pointed a realistic looking assault rifle at Nicholas Briggs and demanded money.

Police say Briggs and his neighbor grabbed the toy away from Barnhouse.

They also took a knife away from Barnhouse after he pointed the blade at the two.

Barnhill fled on foot and was arrested a short time later.

Meanwhile, officers were also looking for a vehicle that had been spotted circling the area during the same timeframe.

Police arrested 20-year-old John A. Grennan after a short pursuit that began in the 900 block of Chester and ended with him crashing a stolen vehicle into some barricades at Penn and Iron Streets.

Grennan is facing multiple charges of fleeing and eluding law enforcement, possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana and methanphetamine.

Police say the 2000 Nissan Maximan was stolen from the 900 block of Highland. Damage to the barricades is estimated at $1,500.

Barnhouse is facing charges of robbery, assault and criminal threat.

Police would not comment if the two incidents are connected.

 

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