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SWAT team uses tear gas to end standoff

UPDATE: 8-19

Corey R. Kent was booked into the Bonneville County Jail Sunday night. According to deputies, there were no firearms recovered during a search of the residence. More than a dozen residents of the apartment building were evacuated during the 4-hour standoff.

UPDATE Sunday, Aug. 18, 11:45 p.m.: Sheriff deputies have ended a nearly 4-hour standoff with a man held up in his home in Ammon.

Corey Kent refused to come out of his home on the 1500 block of Falcon Drive when deputies went to arrest him on an outstanding warrant for stalking around 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

Deputies tried to talk with Kent but he refused to come to the door.

After getting a search warrant, a SWAT team forced their way into the home around 11 p.m.

They used tear gas and a K-9 to find Kent hiding in the bathroom.

No other people were in his home.

Kent is now charged with Disturbing the Peace and Resisting and Obstructing.

He is being held in the Bonneville County Jail.


Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies and their SWAT team are in a standoff with a suspect in Ammon, Sunday evening.

The incident involves an apartment on Falcon Drive, which is just south of Wal-Mart and north of 17th St.

Falcon Drive is closed to traffic, as Deputies try to talk to a man inside one of the apartments, believed to be the suspect.

There is no word on injuries or the exact initial cause of the incident. The Ammon Fire department and an Idaho Falls Ambulance is on the scene as well to assist.

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