Man jailed after being forced out of an attic: Authorities

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A man is jailed on more than $100,000 in bonds after Wichita County Deputies used gas canisters to force him out of an attic.

Jade Everett Hibbs, 33, faces tampering with evidence and unlawful firearm charges, in addition to several previous charges.

Deputies were attempting to serve arrest warrants on Hibbs in the 3100 block of Sheffield Drive last Friday when a woman in that house told them someone was in the bathroom and deputies found a ladder there under an entrance to the attic.

Deputies then secured the area around the home and initiated a felony capture procedure.

Officials say a deputy began to enter the attic with a shield and Hibbs came to the opening and began kicking at the shield and caused him to fall off the ladder.

The captain in charge asked Hibbs to come out peacefully but said Hibbs refused and said he would make them get him out “the hard way.”

At that point, the decision was made to put eight non-lethal gas canisters into the attic.

A few minutes later, deputies say Hibbs said he was hurting and would come out.

Hibbs was taken into custody and deputies say they found a .45 caliber pistol next to Hibbs’ bed with live rounds in the magazine and also say marijuana had been scattered throughout the attic.

Last year, Hibbs was arrested after employees of an Iowa Park fast food restaurant reported a man in the drive-thru acting strangely.

Police arrived and said Hibbs claimed there were several people in his van, but police found only him, and a search turned up meth, cocaine and Xanax pills.  

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