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GB man busted with five pounds of meth
roosevelt t henderson
Roosevelt T. Henderson

A Great Bend man was arrested Monday afternoon following a car chase, foot chase and a standoff, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. He was in possession of nearly five pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of over $100,000.

Roosevelt T. Henderson has been booked into the Barton County jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempt to flee and elude law enforcement, as well as resisting arrest and numerous traffic violations. 

Henderson also had a no-bond warrant issued from Barton County as well as a no-bond warrant from Russell County. At the time of his arrest Henderson, was out on bond stemming from charges in the drug raids on Sept. 13.

At about 3:30 p.m. Monday, Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were looking for Henderson due to the outstanding warrants in Barton and Russellcounties, Bellendir said. 

Then, at about 3:35 p.m., Bellendir located the suspect vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop at which point the vehicle fled. A short vehicle chase ensued in the west part of Great Bend.  

The sheriff said the driver of the 2007 GMC Yukon pulled into the driveway at 5918 Aspen and attempted to enter the garage. The vehicle struck part of the building, at which time the suspect fled on foot to the backyard while carrying a package and entered the house. 

With permission of the occupants of the residence, officers entered the home and determined Henderson was hiding in the attic. After a short standoff, Henderson surrendered without incident.  

During the course of the investigation, deputies discovered the meth.