Rogers SWAT Team Standoff Ends with Arrest

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ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA) – A suspect has been taken into custody following a standoff with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.

Kenneth Farr, 37, was peacefully apprehended following the incident in the area of Cemetery Rd. and Hwy. 62 in Rogers, according to Sgt. Shannon Jenkins with the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies had been called to the scene after a person who lives in the area reported finding a gun in a neighbor’s mailbox, according to Jenkins. The loaded weapon was still there when deputies arrived. When they tried to talk with Farr about the gun, they say he ran inside a trailer and barricaded himself inside.

Law enforcement officials tried to get Farr to leave the trailer but he didn’t come out until after the SWAT Team was called to the scene.

Jenkins said the mailbox the gun was found in does not belong to Farr. 

Authorities found that Farr was wanted on a warrant for parole absconding. Other charges related to the standoff are pending against him.

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