Convicted Felon Arrested In Rogers County Standoff

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 6:07 pm
By: Dee Duren

A standoff in Rogers County ended peacefully Sunday afternoon when a convicted felon was taken into custody.

A man threatened to kill himself and others while sitting in a pickup outside a home near Inola at County Road 4240 at Old Highway 33. The standoff was resolved at about 4 p.m.

"When we arrived at the scene, the suspect was in his vehicle with a handgun to his head," said Captain Adam Hull of the Rogers County Sheriff's Office.

The man, who was identified as 37-year-old Danny Clare, told authorities he was at the home because he thought his runaway teenage daughter was there.

Over about three hours, Clare threatened to kill himself and the people in the house, Hull said. He also told officers they would have to kill him, Hull told News On 6.

Clare finally left his vehicle and threw his gun on the ground.

Clare was taken into custody on a weapons complaint as he is a convicted felon. His criminal record includes drug, weapons and larceny charges. 

Hull said other complaints will likely be added including threatening to do bodily harm. 

Agencies involved in the standoff included the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Inola Police Department as well as RCSO.