A Borger resident was arrested after a lengthy standoff Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, detectives with the Borger Police Department received a tip from a concerned citizen that a wanted subject was at a residence located at 114 Kiekbusch Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Once detectives confirmed and verified the tip, they traveled to the residence on Kiekbusch to serve an arrest warrant on Matthew Scott Whitmire, 27, of Borger. Officers tried to make contact with Whitmire, but he would not come to the door.
Lt. Griffin said that at this point, a lengthy standoff ensued and eventually police officers entered the residence. Once inside, they located Whitmire and placed him in custody.
He was taken into custody on an arrest warrant charging him with attempted burglary of a motor vehicle (Class B Misdemeanor). The arrest warrant stemmed from ongoing investigations into several car burglaries in the Keeler Heights Addition over the weekend.
Lt. Griffin said that additional charges are likely to be filed against Whitmire as the investigation is still ongoing. Whitmire was also charged with an on view offense of interfering with the duties of a public servant (Class B Misdemeanor) during the incident.
He was transported to the Borger Police Department where he was processed and incarcerated in the City of Borger Jail Facility.
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