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Suspect apprehended following standoff
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Beal - photo by Courtesy of Barton County Sheriff Dept.

Travis Beal, 38, of rural Ellinwood, was arrested Thursday after a standoff with officers from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir said officers were dispatched to a domestic situation 490 SE 58 Ave. at 11:37 a.m., after someone inside the residence called 911. The caller said Beal was threatening people with firearms and possibly a baseball bat.
Officers talked to Beal but were unable to convince him to come out of the residence. Bellendir said they entered the house and began a dialogue with Beal, who was in an adjoining room out of view.
“Beal indicated that he was armed and that he was not going to surrender to the officers,” Bellendir said. “After a short standoff, Beal attempted to get to another room in the residence where firearms were located, at which time he was overpowered by Sheriff’s deputies and taken into custody.”
He was arrested and booked into the Barton County Jail, where he was charged with aggravated assault, criminal possession of a firearm, aggravated criminal threat and protective custody. He’s being held in lieu of a $40,000 bond.
Beal’s first appearance in Barton County District Court is expected Monday.