The most recent standoff in Sioux Falls ended peacefully, but the suspect's run-ins with the law began a long time ago.
The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office Warrant Task Force learned that Carl Stanley II was at an apartment on West 8th Street around 11 a.m. on October 18. Because they thought he might be armed, SWAT and Crisis Negotiators were called out to help. Stanley surrendered peacefully. During his October 21 appearance in court, his attorney said Stanley was enrolled in a mandatory drug treatment program and failed to check in, which is why he had an escape warrant.
According to 26 pages of documents filed with the Minnehaha County Courthouse, Stanley has priors ranging from drug possession, false impersonation, failure to appear in court and grand theft. He's been in and out of jail since the late 1990s
Public Information Officer Sam Clemens with Sioux Falls Police said Stanley's spot on Minnehaha County's Most Wanted list helped law enforcement during the standoff.
"If it's somebody we really don't know, it's a lot more question marks, but I guess in one aspect having a lot of police contacts, you really get to know that person and where they're coming from," Clemens said.
Clemens said law enforcement officers tend to become very familiar with criminals who cannot seem to stay out of trouble.
"The escape warrant is a pretty serious warrant just by itself. Anytime we can get somebody who has that serious warrant off the streets, we consider that a win. I mean, that that's something that's going to help keep the public safe in general," Clemens said.
Stanley faces five years behind bars for this latest charge. Bond is set at $10,000.