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Wrong family upset over repeated searches for fugitive

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Agents from the FBI’s fugitive task force arrived at Brenda McCauley's KCK door Thursday morning. (Brenda McCauley) Agents from the FBI’s fugitive task force arrived at Brenda McCauley's KCK door Thursday morning. (Brenda McCauley)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

A KCK family is angry and distraught after officers with guns drawn entered their home looking for someone else, and they say this isn't the first time this has happened.

Agents from the FBI’s fugitive task force arrived at Brenda McCauley's door Thursday morning.

"They didn't tell me nothing. All I saw was that FBI thing, their little body thing, or whatever, and I just saw guns,” she said.

The FBI said they never barged or rushed into the home and asked to come in. McCauley allowed them access to the house, they said.

McCauley said they showed her a picture of the man they were looking for, a man she says she, and her family didn’t know. Something she said she is tired of telling that to law enforcement.

"This is the fourth time in the six weeks that I've been staying here that they've been here.  And I keep telling them, and they just rushed in here,” McCauley said.

She says she wants the person jailed, too. But the problem is there have been city, state and federal agencies at her home on four different occasions. 

"There is some obligation for them to coordinate and therefore, maybe someone should have checked with the local jurisdictions just to see if anyone else had served a search warrant there,” said Michael Tabman, a former FBI special agent in charge in Kansas City.

Tabman says he understands the family's frustration, but agents have a hard job to do tracking down fugitives. He also said most people don't know that a warrant won't always be shown while they're doing it.

"They do not have to have possession of a warrant, but they do have to have knowledge of a warrant.  So, if they have knowledge of warrant that will suffice, in most jurisdictions.  I believe Kansas would be the same,” Tabman said.

The FBI said the person they were looking for used McCauley's home address as a place of residence at some point, and that was why they were there.

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