Topeka police involved in standoff with robbery suspect in central Topeka

Jesse lee McCormick, arrested after a 5 hour standoff with Topeka Police July 21, 2015. (Courtesy: Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office)

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 22 year old Topeka man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after keeping police at bay for nearly five hours.

Police say Jesse Lee McCormick finally surrendered to police about 4:30 Tuesday afternoon following a standoff which involved police, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Deputies, Topeka Fire Department units and AMR Ambulance.

At11:30 a.m. units were following up on information from a pursuit and a robbery that occurred the night before. When police spoke to the resident at 1611 Fillmore information was passed to officers that the person involved in the pursuit and robbery was in the residence.

Police saying formation indicated the person had made comments about getting into a shootout with police before going back to jail.

Response Team, Negotiators and other law enforcement resources, including a tactical unit, held a perimeter until 4:30 p.m. when McCormick was taken into custody without incident.

McCormick was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on charges related to several investigations including Felony Fleeing/eluding police, felony obstruction of justice, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated robbery.

Anyone with knowledge of this incident Topeka Police Department at 785-368-9200, or Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.

KSNT News will update as additional information becomes available.

Police say these prior incidents are not related to any HiCrest incidents.

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