A local man surrendered to Hot Springs police Tuesday morning after a brief standoff at a residence on Alpine Street that was supposed to be vacant.
Travis Layne Wiley, 29, who lists a Woodlawn Avenue address, was arrested just after 10:30 a.m. and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing. He was being held at the Garland County Detention Center on a $750 bond and is set to appear Sept. 26 in Garland County District Court.
Police responded to 401 Alpine St. in reference to a man reportedly living there without permission at around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.
A woman who lives in the area told The Sentinel-Record the man had been "squatting" in the residence for nearly two weeks, and had developed a habit of knocking on doors in the neighborhood late at night.
"Officers responded to a call from a neighbor about someone going into a vacant house. When they arrived, they saw the suspect through the window (and began calling for him to exit the residence)," said Officer 1st Class Joey Williams.
After several failed attempts to coax Wiley out of the house using a loud speaker, officers brought in a K-9 officer to make entry.
Accompanied by one officer with a shield and one with an assault rifle, the K-9 officer approached the door, preparing to make entry, when Wiley came to the door and surrendered.
He was removed from the residence without incident and placed into custody.
Local on 09/13/2017
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