Aug 05, 2022

SW Kan. man jailed for allegedly kidnapping family member

Posted Aug 05, 2022 2:00 PM
Russell-photo Finney County
Russell-photo Finney County

FINNEY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a man for an alleged altercation with a family member.

Just after 9p.m. Wednesday, police were dispatched to the north part of Garden City for a reported battery, according to a media release.

Investigators learned that a suspect identified as21-year-old Joshua Russell of Garden City was at home with a family member when he suddenly became angry and began pushing the family member and damaging property.

In an attempt to calm him down, the family member drove Russell around town. While driving around town, Russell allegedly punched the family member several times. The family member attempted to get out of the vehicle, but Russell allegedly threatened harm against them if they did not stay. That is when police became involved.

After arriving back at the residence, Russell exited the vehicle, and the family member was able to drive away and notify police.

Officers searched the area and located Russell hiding outside of his residence and took him Russell into custody without incident. 

He is being held on requested charges of Aggravated Kidnapping, Domestic Battery, Criminal Threat and Criminal Damage, according to police.