Meade Man Arrested after Standoff with Local Law Agencies and KBI

Judd WeilJuly 20, 2021

[Meade, Kans.]

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Meade County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daryl J. Wilkerson, 38, Meade, Kans., following a standoff at a private residence on July 18.


That Sunday before 7 a.m., the Meade County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance after Wilkerson, who was confirmed to possess firearms, barricaded himself inside a home at 617 E. Vine St. in Meade, Kan.


The KBI’s High Risk Warrant Team responded.


A deputy from the Meade County Sheriff’s Office had contacted Wilkerson at about 5:30 a.m., when he tried to arrest him on allegations of harassment and assault.


When told he would be arrested, Wilkerson ran into the home and refused to come out, instigating the standoff with numerous agencies.


The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), the Gray County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), and Meade County EMS also responded to help during the incident.


During the standoff, verbal contact was made with Wilkerson and negotiators attempted to convince him to surrender peacefully.


At approximately 2:45 p.m., he emerged from the house in an angry state.


Wilkerson was noncompliant with commands and attempted to return inside, prompting a KBI agent to fire and strike him with a less lethal munition.


Wilkerson was still able to retreat into the house.


Approximately, five minutes later, 2:50 p.m., Wilkerson fired a shot through the south side of the house.


No law enforcement officers were hit by the round and negotiations continued.

Wilkerson finally came out of the residence peacefully at 4:50 p.m., and was taken into custody at a.


He was booked into the Meade County Jail for aggravated assault and harassment by a telecommunication device.


“Additional charges related to the barricade and shooting incident are expected,” said the KBI in a press release.

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