Great Bend Police arrested three men Friday afternoon while attempting to contact one of the men on outstanding felony warrants.
According to the GBPD, at around 12:46 p.m. Friday, June 25, the Great Bend Police Department responded to an area in the 4100 and 4200 blocks of 10th Street in Great Bend in connection to felony arrest warrants for 22-year-old Ismael Dominguez III. While in the area, officers made contact with 22-year-old Erick D. Martinez-Garcia, who initially gave officers false information regarding this investigation.
GBPD officers and detectives then responded to the Traveler’s Budget Inn, rooms 159 and 259, where they located 21-year-old Elias E. Vasquez, who also gave officers false information regarding the investigation. Vasquez was placed under arrest for felony interference with law enforcement and a failure to appear warrant through Great Bend Municipal Court. He was later released on a $500 cash bond.
Martinez-Garcia was arrested on charges of felony interference with law enforcement, transported to the Barton County Detention Center, and booked in lieu of bond.
Officers located Dominguez at the Traveler’s Budget Inn hiding in a back closet area. He was placed under arrest on no bond arrest warrants through Barton District Court and transported to the Barton County Detention Center.
The Great Bend Police Department obtained a narcotics search warrant for the rooms at the Traveler’s Budget Inn where they locates suspected marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a firearm. All three men were charged with distribution of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no drug tax stamp, and criminal use of a weapon.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information in reference to this case is urged to contact the Great Bend Police Department, 620-793-4120, or Crime Stoppers, 620-792-1300.