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Willmar man held after hit-and-run crash, standoff with police

WILLMAR -- A 45-year-old Willmar man is in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting his first court appearance on felony charges for allegedly running a woman off the road and for a short standoff with police officers who came to his home to question him.

According to a news release from Willmar Police Sgt. Michael Anderson, officers were called Thursday to investigate a hit and run along the 400 block of Trott Avenue Southeast. A 41-year-old woman reported that she'd been forced off the roadway by a vehicle driven by Jose Reyes.

When officers went to Reyes' home, he allegedly brandished a knife and then barricaded himself inside a bedroom. He surrendered after a short standoff and was taken into custody.

Charges against Reyes include violating of an order for protection, second-degree assault, domestic assault and hit and run.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office assisted during the incident.