The subject was identified as Justin Windholz. Officers discovered a felony warrant out for Windholz from Northeast Kansas Community Corrections, and they attempted to make contact with the man, who then barricaded himself in his home.
Officers from the Kansas Highway Patrol and Russell County Sheriff’s Office Special Operation Group responded, attempting to make contact and talk the subject out of the residence.
After attempts to communicate failed, Sheriff’s Office deputies entered the residence. At 2:31am Windholz was taken into custody without further incident or injury, and was transported to High Plains Mental Health in Hays for evaluation. Windholz remains in custody.