Counties work together to nab suspect

A Garfield County man was arrested Friday morning in Wakita by Grant and Garfield County authorities on warrants for domestic abuse. (Photo courtesy Grant County Sheriff's Office)

WAKITA — Grant and Garfield County authorities arrested a 37-year-old Enid man on outstanding felony warrants Wednesday morning after learning he was at a residence in Wakita.

Grant County Sheriff Scott Sterling said he received information information Friday morning that Anthony Glenn Barnes, who had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Garfield County, was at a residence in Wakita.

Sterling said he, his undersheriff and a deputy watched the residence in question and contacted Garfield County Sheriff Jody Helm.

He said he and Helm discussed several scenarios and Helm sent several deputies to assist his agency. Barnes was taken into custody about 10 a.m. on the warrant without incident.

Helm said Barnes has been known to carry a firearm and was considered a potentially dangerous suspect. He said Barnes also had a history of fleeing from law enforcement.

"Garfield County Sheriff's Office makes it a point to work with all agencies," Helm said. "Myself and Sheriff Sterling work together pretty well when fighting crime, whether it’s in his jurisdiction our ours."

Online court records show the warrant for Barnes' arrest was issued Feb. 13. He was charged the same day with felony counts of domestic assault and battery by strangulation and domestic abuse assault and battery-subsequent offense.

Because of seven prior felony convictions, Barnes faces three years to life in prison on each of the charges.

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