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Junction City police, SWAT team respond to domestic disturbance

By The Mercury

The Junction City/ Geary County SWAT Team was called to a domestic disturbance Sunday afternoon after a child called police.

Junction City Police Department reported that officers were dispatched at 1:52 p.m. on Sunday to 1216 Downtain St. The officers reported they met a woman in the yard along with the child caller and Juan Resendiz, 40, who was arrested and charged with domestic battery, aggravated kidnapping and felony obstruction of official duty of a police officer.

When officers tried to talk to Resendiz, he retreated to his home and barricaded the door. JCPD reported the officers learned Resendiz had firearms in the house, and evacuated the unidentified woman and the child. Sgt. Trish Giordano of the JCPD, later confirmed the woman was Resendiz’s girlfriend. Police also evacuated neighboring houses and set up a perimeter until SWAT arrived on scene.

JCPD reported that after SWAT was in place, a detective from the police department contacted Resendiz by phone. After negotiating, the detective convinced Resendiz to come out and surrender to police at 3:55 p.m. The police reported no serious injuries occurred during the incident.









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