On January 8, 2024, at approximately 11 PM, Daniel Olivarez, male, 43 years of age, is alleged to have forcibly entered a home in southeast Emporia. Olivarez was armed with a handgun and held the victims in the residence until approximately 8 AM on January 9, 2024. Olivarez then had a victim drive him to another location in south central Emporia and drop him off at a residence. Officers of the Emporia Police Department located Olivarez in a shed in the backyard of that residence. Olivarez initially refused to come out of the shed. A standoff ensued and lasted approximately 3 ½ hours. Olivarez surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody. The handgun was located on the scene. Olivarez was placed under arrest and taken to the Lyon County Jail. He was confined on the charges of Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Robbery, Violation of a PFA, Criminal Threat, and Interference with Law Enforcement. Olivarez is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Captain Ray Mattas