Jan 11, 2023

Kan. child rape suspect in custody after standoff with KBI

Posted Jan 11, 2023 2:00 AM
Nelson-photo Montgomery Co.
Nelson-photo Montgomery Co.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged child rape.

Just after 11:30a.m. Jan. 8, Sheriff's Detectives, along with Agents from Kansas Bureau of Investigations, arrived at 5130 County Road 5600 Cherryvale, Kansas to serve a felony rape of a minor and criminal threat warrant on 32-year-old Niklas Nelson, according to Sheriff Ron Wade.

Upon arrival, agents and detectives contacted Nelson’s father and learned that Nelson was hiding inside the large metal shop on the property, in the second level/roof area. He also possibly had a handgun in his possession.

Agents and detectives surrounded the large shop and began attempting to call Nelson out using a PA system and started the armed and barricaded subject procedure.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the property. The Montgomery County Emergency Response Team (SERT) was activated and responded to the scene. KBI responded with their Armored Rescue Vehicle for the SERT team to use. Kansas Highway Patrol responded with their helicopter to assist in case Nelson fled on foot.

The SERT team started evaluating the situation. With the use of less lethal chemicals, and other less lethal tools, the SERT team was able to take Nelson into custody.

Nelson was transported to the Montgomery County Department of Corrections where he was booked into DOC on the arrest warrant with requested charges of rape, interference with law enforcement, and possession of methamphetamine. The case has been submitted to the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office.