Standoff Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

21-year old Amber Rose Tompkins, who police initially identified as Amber Schroeder, had bond set at $50,000 on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault against a neighbor.

Amber Rose Tompkins

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The woman involved in a four-hour standoff with police made her first court appearance Tuesday for the incident.

21-year old Amber Rose Tompkins, who police initially identified as Amber Schroeder, had bond set at $50,000 on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault against a neighbor. However, an official at the Shawnee County Jail says she cannot bond out because she's also being held for a probation violation and also because she has refused to submit to fingerprinting.

Police say Tompkins barricaded herself inside her apartment in the 1900 block of SE Pennsylvania for four hours Monday. They say Tompkins, who is pregnant, was armed with a machete and threatening officers, neighbors and her unborn child.

Tompkins was given a suspended prison sentence last year and placed on supervised probation for a conviction on a December 2010 aggravated battery case. She also was convicted in a 2010 misdemeanor case of falsely reporting a crime.


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