February 10, 2016

Tucker charged with three felonies, two misdemeanors

Shane Tucker

Mark Taylor
A 27-year-old Gardner man was charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors in connection with a five-hour standoff Oct. 4 in the 700 block of East Lincoln Lane.
According to court records, Shane Anthony Tucker was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, felony and misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, and a misdemeanor count of domestic battery.
Tucker was arrested about 5:45 a.m. following a standoff that started about 12:45 a.m., and resulted in the evacuation of a townhouse complex and calls for assistance from several neighboring law enforcement agencies.
He remains jailed in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
According to Ilena Spalding, public information officer for the Gardner Police Department, officers were called to the residence at 12:45 a.m. on a domestic disturbance.
When officers arrived, they discovered suspect armed with “several” knives and throwing them at officers.
The suspect went back inside the home and and shots were fired from inside the residence.
Two females escaped the townhouse and one was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.Police said the female victim was believed to be in good condition.
Negotiators from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office established contact with the suspect and attempted to talk him out of the building.
The suspect later released an 11-month-old male infant to police. The child was examined by medical staff and was found to be in good condition.
Officers tasered the suspect and took him into custody at about 5:45 a.m.
Spalding said Tucker was charged with felony assault of a law enforcement officer for throwing knives at officers, felony criminal damage to property for damaging the interior of the townhouse he was in and misdemeanor criminal damage to property for damaging one of the victim’s cars.
The misdemeanor count of domestic battery was a first offense with no priors.
Several persons were evacuated from the Lincoln Lane Townhouses during the standoff.
Other agencies assisting in the operation included the Lenexa, Olathe, Merriam, Mission, Shawnee and Spring Hill police departments.


  1. Jared is right. says:

    The Drovetta vs Fotovich controversy is what is ruining this town’s reputation.

    Anyone know our standoff to population ratio?

  2. Mr. Repshire says:

    I am waiting for a school board member to write defending this young man’s family, who I am sure are mortified by his actions. He was also a Gardner student and had/ does have many friends in this community. I do not condone his actions, but he will have to accept responsibility for them. That’s a character trait Mr. Repshire. Acknowledging mistakes and making them right. I am sure this young man’s family would prefer his mug shot not be in the media.

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