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Standoff suspect guilty of 2 felonies
Vassar man to receive sentence May 24

Wayne White | Managing Editor

LYNDON—A Vassar man, arrested in February after an eight-hour police standoff at his residence, entered pleas of no contest to two felony offenses Tuesday in Osage County District Court.

Denver R. Miller, 31, was arrested at 2601 Main St., Vassar, Feb. 23, after surrendering to law enforcement officers that had surrounded the home since the afternoon of the previous day. According to Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn, the standoff began after a member of Miller’s family reported an armed, distraught person inside of the house.

Miller appeared before Osage County Magistrate Judge Stephen Jones in district court April 21, at which time Jones agreed to reduce Miller’s bond from $100,000 to $25,000. Miller also waived a preliminary hearing in the case and Jones ordered him to appear before Osage County District Court Judge Phillip M. Fromme on April 26, and undergo mental and drug and alcohol evaluations. Miller was released on bond after last week’s hearing.

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