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Standoff leads to arrest
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Bobby Heinz

A standoff between Great Bend Police officers and a Great Bend man ended peacefully last Friday evening.
The Great Bend Police Department responded to 1919 Madison St. at 7:30 p.m. on April 13, in reference to an investigation of stolen guns and a subject with several warrants. Bobby Heinz, 32, refused to come out, which led to the standoff, according to reports from the GBPD.
Officers attempted to contact Heinz in the garage behind the residence. He was located in the attic of the structure and stated he had a gun. He was seen holding a silver handgun. Officers backed out and secured a perimeter as they attempted to talk Heinz into coming out but he refused.
At approximately 9:52 p.m. Heinz came down from the attic and was taken into custody.
Heinz was booked on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a weapon, felony obstruction, possession of methamphetamine and possession of stolen firearms, interference with a law enforcement officer, and burglary. He remains in custody at the Barton County Jail in lieu of bond.
The GBPD was assisted by Barton County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and Great Bend Fire Department.