INDEPENDENCE — Kenneth Heriman, 51, of Independence, was arrested on two counts of menacing and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Independence Police officers responded to a report about an armed person at 6:30 p.m. on May 25 to a call at Colonial Oaks Mobile Home Park, in the 900 block of S. Main Street.

Initial reports were that a man pointed a firearm at several others in the complex, according to a news release from the Independence Police Department.

When officers arrived at the scene, they learned the suspect was the owner of one of the mobile homes and he had pointed a rifle out of one of the windows at several people who were outside, yelling at them to go into their home, the release states.

Officers and deputies evacuated surrounding homes and set up a perimeter.

An armored vehicle was requested from Polk County Sheriff’s Office and arrived a short time later to provide additional protection for those on scene.

With the use of the armored vehicle’s public address system, the suspect was called out of his home and was taken into custody without incident around 10 p.m.

Officers from the Independence and Monmouth police departments responded, as well as deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.