Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Royal standoff ends peacefully

Suspect arrested on federal narcotics violation

A rowdy night in Royal ended with a trip to jail for a local man who engaged in a six-hour standoff with law enforcement.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 4 p.m. deputies were informed of a federal warrant for Timothy Steinbeck, 46, of Royal, for a narcotics violation. Deputies located Steinbeck at his residence, but he fled into the home before they could make contact with him.

Steinbeck barricaded himself inside the dwelling, which necessitated the Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team to assist in his removal. After numerous attempts to make contact with Steinbeck w...