Purdy man facing 6 felonies

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Deputies make entry into home, arrest man on warrant

A Purdy man was arrested on April 1 after an incident where he allegedly pointed a gun at his victim and barricaded himself in his home when police arrived.

Kenneth White, 34, of Purdy, is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, third-degree domestic assault and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Anthony Larson, with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, at about 11:27 p.m. on April 1, deputies were dispatched to a home on Farm Road 1025 in Purdy for a disturbance, advised that the victim was out of breath and stated White had a gun and was pointing it at the victim.

Upon arrival, deputies found White sitting in a chair with a beverage, screaming loudly. Deputies knocked on the door, and White allegedly told them to go away and began turning off lights and shutting blinds. The victim was at another house on the road and said White had gotten physical during an argument and would not let the victim leave. The victim eventually found a way out and to the home nearby.

It was discovered White had a no bond probation warrant at the time, so deputies called Sheriff Danny Boyd to notify him of the situation, and Boyd arrived on the scene and decided to make entry into the residence.

After making entry, White was arrested without further incident. he allegedly told deputies he knew about the warrant, and he denied that a firearm, drugs and paraphernalia items next to the couch he was laying on belonged to him. He also later stated he would not give a clean sample and that he had used drugs within the last couple days.

The .22-caliber pistol in the home was loaded with a bullet in the chamber, and also located were two Oxycodone pills, an Alprazolam pill, several used hypodermic needles, glass smoking pipes, one of which contained a crystal substance, and two clear baggies with a crystal substance, all of which tested positive for methamphetamine.

White has two pending charges in Colorado for possession of a firearm by a felon and intentional abandonment or endangering a child. He has been convicted of larceny in Tulsa, Okla., in 2015 and has a firearm conviction during probation for that crime, also in Tulsa. He is currently on probation for second-degree domestic assault from a May 2018 incident.

White is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $40,000. A hearing in his case was held on Monday in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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