Name of man arrested in standoff released

Mugshot of Eagle after a 2016 arrest on charges of domestic battery.

By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now

One man is in custody after a Sunday morning standoff at 420 E. Seventh St., a rental property, in Newton.

Newton Police confirmed they arrested Bradly Eagle, 36,  of Newton on two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated assault for his role in a stand off that occurred early Sunday morning.

“At 5:30 this morning, we got called to a disturbance with shots fired,” said Lt. Scott Powell with the Newton Police Department this morning. “Officers got there and realized the suspect was inside the house and he had shot a hand gun in the direction of the subject. Did not hit him with the shot, so we had a standoff with the suspect, and he’s now in custody.

More action at the scene Sunday morning. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now

“Initially we thought it was a hostage situation because there were several people in the house—the suspect, including kids,” Powell said. “They were allowed to leave the house whenever they wanted to though so by the time (they arrived), just the suspect inside.”

This isn’t Eagles first run in with police.He has a history of multiple arrests in Harvey County.

On July 24 of last year he was arrested on charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property.

On July 21 or 2015 he also was arrested on charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property.

The local Emergency Reponse Team, which is the local SWAT team, also was on scene, in addition to the Harvey County Sheriff’s Department.


Law enforcement were called to the scene on Sunday morning. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now