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Jefferson City man arrested after barricading himself in home

by News Tribune staff news @newstribune.com | September 22, 2022 at 4:03 a.m.

A Jefferson City man has been charged after barricading himself in a home Tuesday evening.

Kristopher Johnson, 21, is charged with one count of resisting arrest.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement states an officer was patrolling the area of the 1500 block of Edmonds Street when he reportedly saw Johnson, who was known to have two no bond warrants for his arrest.

When he attempted to contact Johnson, the officer alleged Johnson ran back inside a residence and locked the door. The officer said he then heard the back door shut and movement in the back yard. He said that's when he saw Johnson fleeing the area on foot and gave chase, but lost sight of him.

Neighbors reportedly told authorities Johnson fled into an apartment in the 1000 block of Buena Vista. A perimeter was set up, and an officer contacted the resident who was standing outside of the apartment that Johnson was believed to fled into. She reportedly gave permission for officers to go inside.

When they went in, officers reported seeing Johnson in the kitchen near a back door. He then retreated into a laundry room where officers tried to get Johnson to come out, but had to deploy several pepper-ball rounds to get him to comply. It reportedly took 24 minutes before Johnson came out with his hands up.

After coming out, officers said Johnson failed to comply with further orders, so they deployed a Taser on Johnson which immobilized him and allowed him to be placed in handcuffs.

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