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Police: Arrest warrant request likely after suspect fails to cooperate

By The Herald Staff | 3/21/2014

A law enforcement official said Friday Ottawa police expect to request an arrest warrant in connection with a March 10 hit-and-run and alleged kidnapping incident, but authorities have yet to release the name of the suspect.

Capt. Adam Weingartner, patrol division commander with the Ottawa Police Department, said police have been in contact with the suspect and asked him to come in for questioning, but the suspect has not complied. Law enforcement agents have finished processing the suspect’s vehicle, which was recovered after the hit-and-run incident, and an arrest warrant request is expected soon, Weingartner said.

A law enforcement official said Friday Ottawa police expect to request an arrest warrant in connection with a March 10 hit-and-run and alleged kidnapping incident, but authorities have yet to release the name of the suspect.

Capt. Adam Weingartner, patrol division commander with the Ottawa Police Department, said police have been in contact with the suspect and asked him to come in for questioning, but the suspect has not complied. Law enforcement agents have finished processing the suspect’s vehicle, which was recovered after the hit-and-run incident, and an arrest warrant request is expected soon, Weingartner said.

Ottawa police responded about 7:44 p.m. March 10 near the intersection of East Sixth and Burroughs streets, Acres Estates Mobile Home Park, Ottawa, to a report of a person seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle, according to a police report. A 35-year-old man was treated by emergency workers at the scene and then transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, according to police.

The motorist suspected to be driving the vehicle that struck the man fled the scene. A Quenemo woman had been forced into the vehicle by the suspect, Weingartner said previously, but she was able to escape the vehicle uninjured and return to the scene of the incident. The suspect and another passenger remain at large.

A woman involved in the March 10 incident, Christel L. Collins, 27, Quenemo, now is being held at the Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 305 S. Main St., on unrelated charges in connection with a bank robbery Wednesday in Pomona.

The hit-and-run and kidnapping case remains under investigation.

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