Wanted Felon Refuses To Surrender, Arrested Following Hours-Long Standoff In Pottawatomie County

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office stated that a man was arrested Thursday after barricading himself in his home.

Tuesday, April 16th 2024, 10:18 pm

By: News 9, Sylvia Corkill


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Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office stated that a man was arrested Thursday after barricading himself in his home.

A sheriff's office K-9 was released into a Pottawatomie County mobile home where wanted felon, Johnnie Byrd was barricaded inside, according to the sheriff's office.

Records show Byrd has a history of running from the law, according to authorities.

On body camera footage you can hear a deputy shout:

Deputy: Sheriff’s office K-9! Come out with your hands up!

Court filings show Byrd was wanted in two counties on charges for attempting to elude police.

Thursday night, in Asher, near Old Highway 18 and East 1390 Road, deputies surrounded a mobile home.

Body camera video showed Johnnie Byrd was inside and refused to come out.

Deputy: I’m going to release the dog and he will bite!

“He was yelling I’m not coming out, I’m not going back to prison,” said Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Dinwiddie.

As a deputy and a K-9 moved in, Byrd, who investigators said was high on drugs continued to ignore orders.

“He was under the influence of narcotics,” said Dinwiddie.

Deputy: I’m going to release the dog and he will bite! Sheriff's office K-9!

Deputies said Byrd started to hurl various objects.

Deputy: He's throwing stuff trying to hit us with cords.

“He was throwing furniture he chunked a nightstand,” said Dinwiddie.

Whipping the K-9 repeatedly with a cord--the dog is heard yelping and then retreats.

Deputy: Call the dog off! Pull the dog back.

Due to his criminal past deputies say they knew Byrd would not surrender.

In 2022, in a pursuit with deputies, Byrd struck one of them head-on, according to the sheriff's office.

Despite the impact, deputies say they were able to make an arrest. Then in April, after failing to show up in court in connection to the 2022 case deputies went searching for him, the sheriff's office confirmed.

And despite his resistance, he was arrested again.

“Having to go hands-on and get him down and in custody,” said Dinwiddie.            

Byrd remains jailed in Pottawatomie County on several complaints, including one for mistreating a dog.

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