A man who stole a handgun from a Woodbury Cabela’s store and was arrested a few miles away after a standoff with police has been charged with felony theft.
Kevron Bivens, 20, yelled at officers to “just kill me” when he surrendered at a mobile home in Lake Elmo where he fled after the theft Monday afternoon, charges filed in Washington County District Court said.
Bivens had holed up in a home in the Cimarron mobile home park and held law enforcement authorities from three agencies at bay for 90 minutes until police brought his mother to the scene. She convinced him to come out, the charges said.
Bivens had disguised himself to look like a woman and was wearing heavy red lipstick and makeup when he came out of the mobile home, the charges said.
He was jailed and is to appear in court on Aug. 24.
According to the charges:
Bivens was spotted tampering with a gun case in the Cabela’s at 8400 Hudson Road. He snatched a Kahr 9-millimeter handgun valued at $530. Witnesses said he ran out of the store. They also gave police the license plate number and a description of his vehicle.
Officers determined that Bivens was driving a vehicle stolen from St. Paul. About 4:30 p.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw the car outside a mobile home and learned that Bivens was inside. Officers from the Sheriff’s Office, the Woodbury Police Department and the State Patrol surrounded the dwelling. Homes in the immediate area were evacuated.
Bivens allowed two women, a man and three children inside the mobile home to leave without incident, but he refused to comply with commands to come out.
Officers searched the home and found the stolen firearm.