A Winfield woman was arrested Monday after initially refusing to let police enter her residence so they could arrest a man wanted for a parole violation.
Winfield police went to an apartment in the 1000 block of Millington Street, occupied by Kelly Wedd, to serve a search warrant so they could arrest Jason Ryan Volk, who was at the apartment, on a Kansas Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation, WPD Officer Brian Shepard said. Volk was also wanted on a failure to appear warrant and a charge of violating a protective order.
Shepard said officers waited outside the apartment for more than an hour attempting to make entry, but Wedd and Volk refused to open the door for them. Wedd already knew that Volk was wanted by police, Shepard said. After officers said they would not leave and threatened to break down the door, they were allowed to enter.
Volk was arrested on the above charges. Wedd was initially arrested on a charge of harboring a fugitive, which was later downgraded to interfering with a law enforcement officer.
After complaining of a medical issue, Wedd was transported to William Newton Hospital, where she was treated and released. Both she and Volk were booked into the Cowley County Jail, where they remained in custody.
A person’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.