Man arrested after entering county home
Sheriff’s officer searching for gun man apparently had in his vehicle
An Oklahoma man was taken into custody Monday night in Tonganoxie, after he entered a home on Parallel Road.
According to sheriff's Sgt. Charlie Yates, a woman who lives in the 19900 block of Parallel Road was surprised about 7:30 p.m. by a man who was in her home.
The man asked about a woman, who was the resident's grandmother.
Yates said she realized the man was her uncle, someone she hadn't seen in 22 years.
"It scared her, and she got to a phone and called her mom," Yates said. "In the meantime, she got a neighbor who coaxed him out of the house."
But before he drove off, they saw a gun on the front seat of his vehicle, Yates said.
The man ended up in Tonganoxie, where local police stopped him on Smiley Road, just north of U.S. Highway 24-40, and cited him for having an open container.
Sheriff's deputies arrived and arrested him on charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct, Yates said.
The 63-year-old man remained in the Leavenworth County Jail Tuesday afternoon, Yates said.
Officers did not find the weapon that was reported to be in the man's vehicle.
"We're still searching right now," he said. "There's information that's pretty credible that would lead us to believe that at some point there was one in the vehicle. It was never used in a manner that would constitute a threat. Between the time it was last seen and the time he was stopped, it disappeared."