Butler County Times Gazette
  • Kansas farmer kills suspect in Iowa crimes

  • Sumner County authorities say a farmer who shot and killed a man wanted for several crimes in Iowa will not face charges.
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  • Sumner County authorities say a farmer who shot and killed a man wanted for several crimes in Iowa will not face charges.
    Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers says the farmer shot the 41-year-old man Monday in self-defense. His name was not released.
    The Kansas Highway Patrol searched for the man after he drove through a Kansas Turnpike toll booth without paying. When the car was found abandoned, law officers warned residents to watch for the man. A farmer saw the man near South Haven and thought one of his relatives might be in danger.
    The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/100E728 ) the farmer and his 17-year-old son went to the relative's farmhouse. Chambers says the farmer was checking outbuildings when the suspect attacked him, causing him to shoot and kill the man.

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