• Royal Heights near Laurel & Patterson
• Subject threatening others with taser
(64801) — A call came in to Joplin Police Department there was a male subject ‘threatening people with a taser’ at a residence in the Southern part of Royal Heights along Turkey Creek.
Capt Trevor Duncan confirms with Joplin News First they set up a perimeter (seen in map). And at the same time tips were pouring in on our FB, tipline and messenger.
When officers responded to the residence he fled into the wooded area.
K9 were brought in and the subject was apprehended quickly. He was wanted on some outstanding warrants police also confirm today.
Developing story we will update you as more information becomes available. Thanks also to our friend Elisabeth who called us from the Trolley when she saw JPD swarming into the Royal Heights area and let us know - today she is Joplin News First.