Standoff suspect has bond reduced on attempted murder charges




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  • 2022-01-26 17:34:58Z
  • By Times Record News
Bond has been reduced on a man accused of exchanging gunfire with law officers in a standoff in October.
Bond has been reduced on a man accused of exchanging gunfire with law officers in a standoff in October.  

A Wichita County man accused of opening fire on law officers at his rural home last Oct. 13 had his bond amounts reduced Tuesday.

Anthony Kienlen
Anthony Kienlen  

Anthony Kienlen was held in lieu of $7 million bond on 14 charges of attempted capital murder for allegedly firing at law officers and volunteer firefighters during a standoff at his home on Turkey Ranch Road.

More: Kienlen indicted on 14 counts of attempted murder of peace officers, firefighters

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District Judge Meredith Kennedy ordered Kienlen's bond reduced to $100,000 on each of the counts, bringing the total down to $1.4 million in addition to $30,000 on charges of deadly conduct and criminal mischief.

The incident began when medics were called to Kienlen's home because he threatened to commit suicide. Law officers went to the scene and gunfire was exchanged. Nobody was injured, but the standoff lasted more than two hours before Kienlen surrendered.

His wife and children were at the home, but got away shortly before he surrendered.

A grand jury indicted him on 16 counts related to the incident earlier this month.

Kennedy's ruling would also require Kienlen to be on home detention and wear an ankle monitor if he is released from custody.

Kienlen was still in the Wichita County Jail Wednesday.

This article originally appeared on Wichita Falls Times Record News: Standoff suspect has bond reduced on attempted murder charges

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