By Conrad Dudderar
An armed felon was arrested this week after an overnight standoff in south Yukon.
The standoff between Kenneth Michael Dean, 39, and Oklahoma City Police started around 10 p.m. Oct. 25 at a home on S.W. 12th near Czech Hall Road.
The incident ended about 10 hours later when the Oklahoma City man surrendered and was taken into custody.
The home, south of Interstate 40, has a Yukon address but is in Oklahoma City limits. The site is close to Mustang Trails Elementary School.
Dean was booked at 12:58 p.m. Oct. 26 into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of second-degree burglary, larceny of a motor vehicle, endangering others while eluding police officer, and driving with suspended/revoked license. Bond was set at $70,000.
The homeowner called 911 to report Dean was refusing to leave her home.
“The calling party said there were guns inside the residence,” Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Dillon Quirk said.
Officers arrived on the scene and learned the suspect was wanted in connection with a business burglary.
After obtaining an arrest warrant, police used a public address system to call for both people inside the home to exit.
The homeowner came running out, but the suspect still stayed inside.
“Due the circumstance of firearms being inside the residence and that (the suspect) was wanted for a felony crime, our tactical unit was called,” Sgt. Quirk said.
Dean finally came out of the home after 10 hours “on his own accord” and was taken into custody,” he added.
No injuries were reported during the lengthy standoff.
“There were firearms inside of the home, but no shots were fired,” Quirk added. “There was no threat at any point. It was just (the officers) ending this and taking somebody into custody in the safest and most peaceful way possible.”
Mustang Public Schools posted a social media message early Wednesday morning noting the safety and security of students and staff is “always our utmost priority.”
“After consultation with local law enforcement, there is no immediate threat to our schools, and we will welcome students this morning as we remain open,” the message read.
Mustang’s school resource officer was on site and the district’s safety/security director was in contact with OKC Police as officials monitored the situation.
Mustang Trails Elementary and Meadow Brook Intermediate were on “lock out” – with no outside activities – until the standoff ended.
Dean has a lengthy rap sheet, with felony convictions in Oklahoma County District Court for eluding a police officer, larceny, second-degree burglary, assault and battery on a police officer, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, and driving with a suspended/revoked license.
He was on probation after serving several multi-year stints in prison before being released this February, according to state Department of Corrections records.
After this week’s standoff, Dean faces more felony charges in Canadian County District Court.