Man taken into custody following standoff, kidnapping

One man has been arrested after he allegedly held a woman against her will and barricaded himself away from police officers.
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 10:32 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One man has been arrested after he allegedly held a woman against her will and barricaded himself away from police officers.

The Topeka Police Department says that several units surrounded a home in the 600 block of NW. Grant around 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Topeka Police told 13 NEWS that a suspect barricaded himself inside after officers responded to a domestic incident.

When officers arrived, they said they found a female subject being held against her will in the house by Dustin Franklin, 35, who was armed with a “cutting instrument.”

Several TPD units were onsite in the 600 block of NW Grant on Tuesday night in response to a...
Several TPD units were onsite in the 600 block of NW Grant on Tuesday night in response to a domestic incident.(WIBW)

First, TPD said they were able to free the female and found Franklin, who had felony warrants out for his arrest out of Shawnee Co.

After several hours of negotiations, TPD said its Response Team and Crisis Negotiators entered the home around 10:50 p.m. and arrested Franklin peacefully. He was booked into the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections on the following:

  • Criminal Restraint
  • Interference with Law Enforcement Officers
  • 2 counts of Domestic Battery
  • Aggravated Domestic Battery

Franklin remains behind bars with no bond listed.