Johnson Co Deputies Arrest Man for Warrants, Attempting to Flee
Johnson County authorities arrested a 43-year old man from Butler, MO on Thursday evening for active felony warrants.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Department says that at approximately 5:30 p.m., deputies responded to the Latour area, located in the 1900 block SW 2 highway, attempting to locate Robert Douglas.
Deputies made contact at a residence in Latour and reportedly obtained consent to search. Deputies located Douglas attempting to flee the residence through the roof from inside the residence.
The sheriff's department says Douglas would not comply with deputies and resisted arrest. Deputies deployed a taser and Douglas continued to resist. While resisting, Douglas reportedly attempted to disarm the taser from a deputy while it was being administered.
Deputies say they prevented Douglas from making his exit. His upper body was protruding through the exterior of the roof and deputies grasped his lower portion. Deputies entered onto the roof and Douglas was then taken into custody.
Douglas was placed on a twenty-four hold for Resisting/Interfering with Felony Arrest, 3rd Degree Assault (special victim) and Disarming a Peace Officer. Douglas also had an active warrant for burglary out of Lafayette County, MO and a Probation Violation out of Henry County, MO for Burglary.
During the arrest two deputies sustained minor injuries and received treatment at Western Missouri Medical Center.