June 21, 2024

Barricaded Subject *GCPD Media Release*

On September 25, 2019, Officers of the Garden City Police Department were called to the
area of 112 W. Kansas Ave. in reference to a disturbance involving a woman running into
the store and a man, later identified as Javier Morales, chasing her.

Officers were able to track Morales to an apartment building at 1309 N Main St. where
they received additional information Morales was inside of the building. Officers were
notified Morales held two outstanding Felony Warrants out of Ford County for Possession
of Amphetamines, Possession of Methamphetamines, Aggravated Domestic Violence
Battery, Aggravated Battery, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Morales is known to the
Garden City Police Department.

The area was secured at 1:30 PM. The Garden City S.W.A.T. team made entry into the
residence around 3:00 P.M. where two subjects were located inside of the residence. The
two subjects were not related to the incident. Morales came out of the residence at 4:09
P.M. without incident.

The 1300 block of Main Street was not accessible to the public from 1:30 P.M. to 4:30
P.M. The Garden City Police Department notified the school district of the situation. The
schools in the area were not locked down. Horace Good Middle School exited the school
from alternate doors located away from the incident following the release of school.
Finney County EMS was on scene as a precaution. However; there were no injuries
reported during this incident.

An affidavit will be filed with the Finney County Attorney’s Office requesting the charge
of Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer.