Suspect in standoff had run-ins with the law for years

Jared Woosypiti

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WICHITA, Kansas – To the people living right next door, 24-year-old Jared Woosypiti is a complete stranger.

“He doesn’t really talk to anybody,” said Alyssa Cooper, Woosypiti’s neighbor.

But to the Kansas legal system, he is well known.

As he sits in isolation barricaded inside an apartment at the Southlake Village, Woosypiti’s criminal history is coming to light.

In 2007, he was busted at the age of 18 for two counts of drug possession.

Two years later, Woosypiti was locked up at times in prison, other times in the Larned Mental Facility before being released in November of 2011.

A year later, Sedgwick County records show he was arrested for aggravated battery and kidnapping.

Now Woosypiti faces charges in possibly three new cases, the stabbing of a woman identified as his girlfriend at a Fourth of July party in Derby.

“Trying to steal prescription drugs at this K-Mart before firing shots inside,” said Robert Lee, Derby Police Department.

And now we learn, Woosypiti was wanted for questioning by Maize police for domestic violence last month against the same woman who is now in critical condition from the stabbing.

According to Lt. Craig Brasser, the suspect allegedly beat her up at another party outside of this mobile home park.

Accusations of violence that Woosypiti has managed to elude until now.

Lt. Brasser says once this is all done, he will meet with Derby and Wichita police to see if they will need to combine their cases but that decision will be up to the district attorney.

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