Archive for Thursday, September 23, 2004

Offender arrested for threatening gesture

September 23, 2004

Basehor police arrested a local man Friday after a two-day investigation revealed that he allegedly threatened people with a machete at his home the day before.

Terry Randall Garrison, who is also listed as a sex offender on the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's Web site, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and having improper vehicle registration.

Police said additional charges against Garrison could be added because he failed to comply with KBI requirements for convicted sexual offenders. The decision as to additional charges against Garrison will be left to the KBI and the Leavenworth County District Attorney's Office, police said.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance at Garrison's residence in the 2900 block of N. 154th Street at approximately 8:15 p.m. Thursday. There, five adults were on the scene; police said a dispute emerged stemming from the possession of an automobile.

While brandishing a machete, Garrison allegedly made threatening comments to the individuals. After a brief investigation, Basehor police officer Greg Halgrimson arrested Garrison the following day and transported him to the Leavenworth County Jail.

Garrison, a registered sex offender since 1999, was convicted of rape, according to the KBI Web site. He turned 44 years old on Thursday, the same day the alleged incident occurred at his home.

Police said they learned of Garrison's status as a sex offender a month ago when authorities were called to his home for a disturbance. After a routine check last week revealed that Garrison wasn't current on his home address and Basehor police notified authorities with the bureau of investigation.

Police said they would recommend that the county attorney file additional charges against Garrison for failing to comply with updating his information on the offender registry.

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