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Man arrested after barricading himself in Ammon home

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Posted at 2:54 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 10:17:20-04

AMMON, Idaho — UPDATE: Deputies say no firearms were recovered during a search of the residence. More than a dozen residents were displaced during the four hour incident.

ORIGINAL: A man is in the Bonneville County Jail after locking himself in a home in Ammon. Bonneville County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence Sunday night to locate Corey Kent, on a felony warrant for stalking. Deputies had information Kent may have been armed and was refusing to come out.

Residents in the area were moved away from the residence wile more deputies and SWAT units arrived. Idaho State Police, Idaho Falls Fire and Ammon Fire were also on scene to assist with perimeter safety preparedness.

Deputies attempted to negotiate with Kent, who was not cooperating and refused to come to the door. A search warrant was obtained and deputies were able to force entry. The SWAT team used tear gas and a K9 to find Kent hiding in a bathroom. Kent was taken into custody and transported to the Bonneville County Jail around 7 p.m. He was booked on the felony warrant and new charges of Disturbing the Peace and Resisting and Obstructing.

There was nobody else inside the home at the time and there were no injuries to deputies or Kent. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office is thanking the neighboring residents for their patience during the situation.

No further information will be released.