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MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Law enforcement is investigating a Kansas felon on multiple charges after a standoff.
The Coffeyville Police Department arrested 38-year-old Timothy Padilla of Coffeyville at a residence on the 1100 block of West 3rd Street.
Just after 2 a.m. On Feb. 18, a police officer attempted to make contact with 38-year-old Timothy Padilla in the 1100 block of West 3rd Street in Coffeyville, according to a news release.
The officer knew that Padilla had outstanding warrants for drug offenses. Padilla fled the officer and came across a residence in that area.
Officers formed a perimeter around the residence with assistance from deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The officers then began making announcements for the suspect to surrender. Other occupants of the residence came out and confirmed that Padilla had rushed into the house.
After several hours with no contact from Padilla and due to the nature of the incident and other contributing factors, the Coffeyville Police Special Operations Team was activated.
After an extensive search, police found Padilla hiding in the attic of the house. Officers were able to arrest Padilla without incident on the requested charges of criminal interference with law enforcement agencies and arrested for the outstanding warrants. According to online prison records, he remains incarcerated on charges involving distribution or possession with intent to distribute, theft of property/services from 3 companies in 72 hours, currency counterfeiting; Distribute or possess with the intention of distributing, use/possess with the intention of using drug paraphernalia in the human body; Possession of narcotic opiates or certain stimulants and possession of stolen property.
Padilla has a previous conviction for aggravated battery in Wyandotte County, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.