A standoff with police Tuesday in Joplin ended with the arrest of a man on two existing warrants. 

Brandon Funkhouser, of Joplin, was arrested at an apartment complex near 32nd Street and Missouri Place on warrants from charges of unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree kidnapping. 

The Newton County Sheriff's Office responded a little after 12:30 p.m. after a landlord reported that the individual was not supposed to be at the apartment, said Sheriff Chris Jennings. 

"After we determined who he was, we found that he had felony warrants for his arrest," Jennings said. 

Funkhouser refused to come out of the apartment, Jennings said. The Joplin Police Department's SWAT team assisted with the arrest by firing tear gas into the apartment.

"As we were working that, the Joplin Police Department SWAT unit happened to be having a training day," Jennings said. "They were good enough to assist us today."

Charges of resisting arrest will be submitted to the Newton County prosecutor. 

Funkhouser was arrested at the same apartment on April 22 on a charge of first-degree kidnapping. According to a probable cause affidavit, Funkhouser had detained a woman at the residence and threatened to kill her if she left. When she tried to leave, Funkhouser picked her up by her neck and pushed her on to a couch, then took her cell phone. 

The charge of unlawful use of a weapon stemmed from an incident on July 28, 2017. According to a probable cause affidavit, Funkhouser threatened a woman at another residence, demanding to know where her sister was. When the woman didn't answer, Funkhouser pointed a handgun at the woman and continued to yell, until he left the scene in his own vehicle. 

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Joe Hadsall is the digital editor for The Joplin Globe. He has been the editor of the former Nixa News-Enterprise and has worked for the Christian County Headliner News and 417 Magazine.

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