A Parsons man is facing four felonies after his arrest Monday for kidnapping a woman.

At 5:14 p.m. Monday police were called to investigate a criminal threat.

When officers arrived to speak to the victim, they learned of more than just a criminal threat case. There were also allegations of several other possible crimes. The investigation led officers to the 2200 block of Washington to speak with the suspect.  

Police arrived on Washington and were informed the person was in the house but had made comments about not being taken into custody alive. Cpl. Garrett Lucas, a Parsons Police Department negotiator, and officers were able to obtain the safe exit and arrest of Jeffery Lloyd Baker, 44, of Parsons.

Baker was arrested on suspicion of aggravated child endangerment, kidnapping, criminal threat, domestic battery, criminal damage to property and felony failure to register as an offender. Baker is awaiting his first appearance in Labette County District Court.

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, “We have again come to another case that is primarily hidden behind closed doors. Again, these are the hardest cases to prevent due to victims are the primary reporters. Sometimes these cases can be reported and others they are not reported until it is too late. Fortunately, this was reported before it turned deadly. I want all victims of domestic violence to feel like they can step forward and be confident that the police are there to help.”

If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence please call 911 or notify police at (620) 421-7060. More information for victim assistance can be found on the Parsons Police Department website at www.parsonspd.com/crime-victim-information. 

This continues to be an ongoing investigation and citizens are encouraged to “see it, hear it, report it.” If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060, call the tip line at 421-7057 or email tips@parsonspd.com.

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