Barton County standoff ends peacefully Monday night

Robert Scheuerman (Courtesy: Barton County Sheriff's Department)

GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) – A car stop in rural Barton County Monday night resulted in a standoff that ended with 35-year-old Larned man in custody.

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said deputies stopped a vehicle on 20 Road east of U.S. Highway 281 at about 6:20 p.m. Deputies identified a man in the car who was allegedly wanted on a parole violation in Larned in Pawnee County.

Bellendir said Robert Scheuerman was armed with a handgun and refused deputies commands to get out of his car. Because the incident took place on a rural stretch of roadway away from houses, Bellendir said that allowed deputies to block the highway so they could negotiate with Scheuerman.

After about 90 minutes, deputies were able to persuade Scheuerman to put his weapon in the vehicle’s back seat and get out of the car.

Scheuerman was found to be in possession of more than 100 grams of suspected methamphetamine valued at about $5,000 as well as in excess of $,3000 cash.

He was arrested for the parole violation warrant from Pawnee County, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, felon in possession of a firearm, no drug tax stamp and resisting arrest. He was transported and booked at the Barton County jail without incident.

The woman driver was released, charges may be filed against her at a later date.

Bellendir said no one was injured in the incident.

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