Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:07 a.m.
On 08-14-2019 at around 12:45 SPD Patrol units responded to a reported burglary at a home in the 300 block of south Haven. Officers quickly determined the suspect was known to the occupants but did not have permission to enter the home. They identified him and determined he had three felony warrants, one related to unlawful firearms charges. The suspect was also identified locally as a caution subject.
The suspect, identified as Gunner Doughty, refused to acknowledge police calls into the residence or messages from family to come out and surrender. The building was a multi-family home but access could be gained to the other residences from the primary residence where he was believed to be hiding. All of the residences were evacuated for the safety of the families that lived there.
At one point in the incident after being advised the residence would be searched by a K9 the suspect called family and advised he was hiding in a bathroom at an area gas station. Officers were confident he was still in the residence and this was an attempt to thwart their efforts to apprehend him. However, they confirmed this information to be false and then searched the home.
After a long search the suspect was located in a residence adjacent to the one he had originally entered. He had attempted to hide and barricade himself to keep from being located by police. Once located he was taken into custody without incident.
He was booked into jail on his warrants, new charges may be added at a later time.
Officer John O'Brien