Suspect In Riley Co. Standoff Waives Hearing

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

RILEY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW)-- The man who held police at bay for several hours during a standoff at a Riley County trailer park was back in court Tuesday and opted not to have any evidence presented in his case.

Brian Elliston, 32, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Riley County Magistrate Court Tuesday morning.

At 1:45 PM on Sunday, November 25, 2012,, the Riley County Police Department received a report of a domestic disturbance at a trailer inside the Tuttle Terrace Mobile Home Park off of Highway 24, not far from where it intersects with North Seth Child Road.

An injured female victim managed to get to a neighbor's home and call for help, alleging that she had been battered by her boyfriend during the altercation.

She told officers when they arrived that the suspect, Elliston, was still inside the home they shared at Lot 23 and that he had several weapons.

Elliston barricaded himself inside the trailer when police showed up and a standoff ensued. Nearby mobile homes were evacuated, a perimeter was set up and the entrances to the trailer court were blocked off. The RCPD Tactical Team and Hostage Negotiations Team were called to the scene in an attempt to make contact and negotiate with Elliston.

Elliston eventually surrendered to police without incident after a nearly six-hour standoff and was taken into custody.

He faces charges of Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Battery, Criminal Threat, Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.

His arraignment is set for Monday, January 14, 2013 in Riley County District Court. He remains in custody. A "no contact order" was lifted so that Elliston’s girlfriend could visit him in jail.


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