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Ark City man arrested Nov. 15 on suspicion of drug activity

Feasel accused of criminal possession, theft of firearm; aggravated assault

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Nov. 15, 2019) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Ark City man Nov. 15 on drug and firearm charges after SWAT served and executed a search warrant.

Brian Paul Feasel, 40, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, as well as one count each of criminal damage to property, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of a firearm.

Feasel was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $150,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He remained in custody at the time of this release.

A 71-year-old Arkansas City man came to the Arkansas City Police Department on Nov. 15 and reported that his son, Feasel, who lives in his home, threatened him and his 71-year-old girlfriend Nov. 14 during an argument regarding drug usage.

The victim reported that Feasel pointed a rifle at them both while also holding a handgun to his own head. The victim reported they then left the residence and stayed at another location for the night.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence, located in the 1400 block of North First Street.

Due to the nature of the crime and the suspect’s past violent history, the South Central Kansas SWAT team was called in to execute the search warrant and an arrest warrant for Feasel.

About 4:08 p.m. Nov. 15, officers entered the North First Street residence and arrested Feasel without incident.

“This operation was completed safely because of the assistance of our area law enforcement partners,” said Police Chief Dan Ward.

“We are grateful for the cooperative working relationships we have with the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and Winfield Police Department.”

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.