Fremont man arrested after hours-long standoff with deputies, sheriff’s office says
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Fremont man was arrested Saturday after an over five-hour-long standoff, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says.
Around 1:30 p.m., deputies were preparing to serve a felony arrest warrant at the home near Bell and Fifth Streets.
When deputies arrived, they saw the suspect, 42-year-old Travis Quinn, outside. He then ran into the home, according to the sheriff’s office.
Quinn, who the sheriff’s office says has a “known criminal history,” was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for domestic violence, terroristic threats and stalking.
Deputies tried to get Quinn, who was inside with his two children, to come out, but he continually refused. The sheriff’s office said they were unsure if Quinn had any weapons in the home.
Around 2 p.m., the Fremont/Dodge County Emergency Response Unit was called in.
Quinn kept refusing to come out of the home, and the sheriff’s office said he sent text messages to “several individuals” asking if officers wanted to “just shoot it out now.”
About five hours later, Quinn requested an ambulance for himself because he was “starting to feel the effects” of pills he had taken, according to the sheriff’s office.
Emergency response crews then entered the home and secured the children. Quinn was taken to a local hospital.
Once he was medically cleared, Quinn was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer and two counts of child abuse, along with the felony arrest warrant.
“This outcome is exactly what we are hoping for, protecting the public, the children and law enforcement,” Dodge County Sheriff Dustin Weitzel said in a press release. “Quinn will receive the help that he greatly needs, and no one was injured in the process.”