Butler County Times Gazette
  • Bondsman arrested after allegedly firing shot

  • A local bondsman was arrested after he allegedly struck a person he was trying to take into custody and then fired a shotgun, a police spokesman said.
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  • A local bondsman was arrested after he allegedly struck a person he was trying to take into custody and then fired a shotgun, a police spokesman said.
    A woman who was helping the bond agent also was arrested. And the man the bondsman had been trying to apprehend also was arrested on warrants, according to Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens.
    The incident occurred Wednesday night in the 1100 block of Kansas Street in Leavenworth.
    The 68-year-old bondsman, whose name has not been released, reportedly had been trying to apprehended a 27-year-old man that he considered to be an absconder.
    The bondsman allegedly used a shotgun to strike the other man. The 27-year-old man reportedly tried to flee at one point. That's when the bondsman is alleged to have fired the shotgun.
    "There's a dispute at this point whether it was fired at (the other man) or into the air," Kitchens said.
    The bondsman was arrested for allegations of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal discharge of a firearm.
    The 34-year-old woman who reportedly had been trying to help the bondsman was arrested for an outstanding warrant. As the woman was being arrested, she allegedly was was found to be in possession of a small amount of what police believe to be methamphetamine.
    The 27-year-old man was taken into custody for arrest warrants issued through the city of Leavenworth and Leavenworth County District Court, according to Kitchens.

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