Man Behind Bars After Standoff In Canyon

A suspect has been taken into custody following a SWAT standoff, Tuesday night in Canyon.

The incident happened in the 2700 block of 5th Avenue at 10:30 when officers served three warrants on 35-year-old Shayne Messer which included Motion to Revoke Probation on Aggravated Assault charges, fraud with intent to obtain a controlled substance, jumping bail, and failure to appear.

Messer tried to evade police and ran into a nearby apartment where a 32-year-old woman was inside with her 3-year-old and 6-year-old children.

Law Enforcement believes that Messer knew the woman.

The Emergency Response Team and negotiators were called after multiple attempts to contact Messer and the woman inside the apartment.

The woman and her 3-year-old child were able to leave the building, but in an attempt to escape, Messer broke through the apartment wall into the neighboring unit which was vacant.

The suspect was talked into leaving the apartment at 10:30 p.m. and taken to Randall County Jail.

No injuries were reported.


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