Holts Summit man arrested after standoff

Keith Buschman (Photo courtesy Callaway County Sheriff's Office)

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested a Holts Summit man after an hours-long standoff Friday.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched at approximately 2:49 p.m. Friday to a reported domestic disturbance in progress at a house in southern Holts Summit, according to online court documents.

Callaway County Joint Communications (CCJC) reported Keith Buschman, 44, was at the house when he was not supposed to be.

The probable cause statement further states Buschman held a handgun to a woman's head and took her phone.

The woman had a no contact order in place with Buschman.

She reported the incident to CCJC by using a friend's phone after leaving the residence, according to the statement.

Deputies were unable to find the woman or Buschman.

At approximately 5:40 p.m. Friday, the woman contacted CCJC again. While speaking to deputies, she said that during an argument with Buschman he pointed a black gun at her head, the report states.

Buschman further said "he was going to kill her," it stated.

A sheriff's deputy contacted the woman. According to the report, he saw scratches on her face.

Deputies then responded to the residence, where a three-hour standoff began.

Buschman barricaded himself inside and refused to leave, investigators said.

He was eventually taken into custody after "forced entry through the front door."

Deputies located a loaded black handgun in a plastic bag in a vanity near the front door, according to the report.

Prosecutors charged Buschman with felony third-degree domestic assault, first-degree harassment, armed criminal action and resisting arrest.

He was also charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree domestic assault.

A judge denied Buschman bond.

The probable cause statement states Buschman was out on bond at the time of the incident for other domestic charges involving the woman. Per the bond conditions, he is not allowed to contact the woman.

Buschman had his first court appearance via video 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. He has a bond appearance hearing 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Callaway County Justice Center.