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Mead released on bond; search warrant issued
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Ryan Alan Mead

ELLINWOOD — Officers executed a search warrant Friday at the home of an Ellinwood man arrested earlier in the week for reportedly firing gunshots and violating a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order, then fleeing to Great Bend.

Ryan Alan Mead, age 26, had been booked into the Barton County Detention Center on Jan. 6 with no bond. On Friday, Jan. 11, he was booked on additional charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and aggravated domestic violence battery and bond was set at $75,000.  The bond on the original charges, two counts of criminal threat, violation of protective order and harassment via telecommunication device, was at some point set at $5,000 and on Saturday, Jan. 12, he posted both bond amounts through Ace Bail Bonding.

The search warrant was executed at 2:58 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at 110 West B St. in Ellinwood.

After Mead’s initial arrest, Ellinwood Police Chief Chance Bailey reported that at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, officers of the Ellinwood Police Department responded to the 500 block of East 2nd Street in reference to a report of threats and a PFA violation. The suspect was identified as Mead, and officers responded to his residence in the 100 block of West B Street. 

While officers were responding to Mead’s residence that night, multiple gunshots were reported in the same area. Mead fled to Great Bend, where his vehicle was found. Authorities searched through the night and into the following morning before arresting him without incident at a Great Bend residence.