Wanted felon arrested following standoff in southeast Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Police have taken a wanted felon into custody following a standoff in southeast Wichita.
Sedgwick County jail records show 36-year-old Justin Galvan was booked on multiple counts that include battery, failure to appear, failure to comply, flee or elude, and probation violations. He had warrants for weapons violations, meth possession, domestic violence, child support and intimidation.
Officers responded at around noon Wednesday to a home in the 1900 block of South Hillside, near Mt. Vernon. Capt. Kevin Kochenderfer said the peaceful end to the standoff was the culmination of a two-day operation.
The captain said the suspect was involved in a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday and located him at a home on Wednesday. Officer Trevor Macy said Galvan refused to exit the home, and SWAT and negotiators were called in.
Galvan was wanted on numerous felony warrants, is a person of interest in some recent crimes involving violence, Capt. Kochenderfer said. State corrections records list Galvan as an absconder from Community Corrections as of January 15, 2020.
Law enforcement confirmed around 2:30 p.m. that the suspect was in custody. Records show he has prior convictions that include drug possession, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and various traffic-related charges.