Carson City man involved in standoff apprehended
Law enforcement apprehended a man involved in a 3 1/2-hour standoff with police Thursday.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of man threatening his ex-girlfriend at her residence at the 2000 block of Hawaii Circle at 1 p.m. She said her boyfriend Andre Franklin, 21, an ex-felon had come to her home with a friend, Travis Kim, 25, and was allegedly threatening to kill her after she broke up with him earlier that day. She told officers she saw him with a gun last night and he had battered her Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, according to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.
She escaped Thursday with a small child and went to the Lowe’s where she called 911 claiming Franklin told her he was going to “riddle her with bullets.” She told dispatch both men had violent histories, Furlong said.
The sheriff’s office surrounded the house at 1:37 p.m., where they caught Kim trying to flee from the residence. Deputies apprehended him after a brief foot pursuit.
He told police Franklin was either in the house or in a car parked out front. Deputies determined he wasn’t in the car after they broke out the windows to search it.
Deputies surrounded the house for nearly three hours before entering through the back door with a K9 unit and SWAT.
They determined the suspect wasn’t in the house but believed to still be in the area.
Deputies searched the surrounding area, and at 4:45 p.m., deputies located a male matching Franklin’s description coming out the back of a home three houses up from Franklin’s residence. When the deputy challenged him, Franklin ran back into the house where he barricaded himself.
After a brief standoff, deputies broke in a back window and pepper-sprayed the house. They found Franklin in the southern bedroom where he was apprehended with no injuries.
Deputies are still searching for Franklin’s gun. Franklin was arrested on suspicion of burglary, domestic violence, obstructing, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and child endangerment. Bail was set at $25,000.
Approximately four blocks were closed to traffic and several homes evacuated.