Standoff on SW Villa West Dr. ends peacefully

Published: Dec. 10, 2019 at 8:32 AM CST
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One man is in custody after a three hour standoff in southwest Topeka ended peacefully Tuesday morning.

Police responded to a domestic violence call in the 4100 block of SE Shenandoah Rd. around 5:45a.m. Upon arrival, a woman informed officers she had been assaulted and robbed.

Officers say they learned the man responsible drove to an apartment in the 6200 block of SW 26th Ct.

Police made contact with the man, but he refused to come out.

Response team negotiators arrived to help and eventually got the man to come out of the residence peacefully around 10 a.m.

"He refused to come out," Lt. Manny Munoz said. "Kept saying we're at the wrong address. Looking for the wrong person. Negotiators were able to make contact with him by phone. We negotiated with him by phone probably about three hours where eventually he did come out and came out peacefully."

Police said the man, identified as 41-year-old Michael Stringfield of Topeka, had warrants for battery, robbery, and felony obstruction.

He was booked into the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections on domestic battery and interference with law enforcement.

Police could not confirm if the victim and suspect were related.


A stretch of a Southwest Topeka road is back open after a Tuesday morning standoff ended peacefully.

TPD says SW Villa West Dr., between 25th and 27th was closed between around 5:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. while officers responded to a barricaded suspect.

Several units remain on the scene.

No other details about the situation have been released. 13 NEWS has a crew on location and is working to gather details.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as new information becomes available.

LIVE: Update from Topeka Police on the stand-off at 26th and Villa West Dr.

Posted by WIBW Shawn Wheat on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

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