The Sac County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office took into custody an Auburn man after he locked himself in his house for a standoff of about one and one half hours.
Shortly after 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, a Sac County Deputy Sheriff on routine patrol in Auburn, saw Kevin Kent, 51, in his driveway located at 214 Pine Street. Carroll County had issued a warrant for Kent's arrest for failing to appear on an Operating While Intoxicated charge.
The deputy approached Kent who then fled in to his home and locked the door. Kent a short time later appeared to be coming out of his home and then re-entered again, locking the door.
Off duty Sheriff's deputies were called out and the Kent home was surrounded. After about an hour of trying to make contact with Kent by using the telephone and public address systems on two different patrol cars, Sheriff Kenny McClure decided to force entry into the home.
Sac County Sheriff's Office officials forced entry in a back door and took Kent in to custody without incident. Kent was found in a front room watching television. No weapons were reported. Kent was turned over to Carroll County, where he was transported to the Carroll County Jail.
Charges are pending in Sac County.