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Sex offenses reported

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rape that was reported Sunday afternoon in rural Great Bend. The alleged victim reported being attacked by a known person. She was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital.
In an unrelated case, the Great Bend Police Department handled a report of a “sex offense,” Friday evening at a residence in the southeast part of town. Because the case reportedly involves a juvenile, no additional information was released.

Police involved in foot chase

Great Bend Police Detective David Bailey was investigating one case Monday morning, when another case ran into him. Bailey said he was following up on an investigation at 10:52 a.m. when an individual came around a corner on foot and then ran toward him. The male reportedly kicked the driver’s door of a police vehicle and ran across 10th St. He was arrested for criminal damage to property, obstruction of official duty and battery of a law enforcement officer. No one was injured.

Aggravated battery case taken

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated battery case, but the alleged victim has not cooperated, Capt. Bruce Green said Monday.
A fight in the parking lot at Willy J’s bar, 206 North U.S. 281, was reported at 1:48 a.m. on Saturday. One male was reportedly knocked out after being hit in the mouth by an unknown male. The victim suffered possible broken teeth but refused to make a report or allow any photographs to be taken. He also refused medical treatment.
A possible suspect was named by another individual, but no case was taken at the time because the victim refused to cooperate.
BCSO deputies cleared the parking lot at the bar, with assistance from the Great Bend Police Department.
At 3:49 p.m. Saturday the injured male went to the emergency room at Great Bend Regional Hospital and a case was taken.

Accidental gunshot wound reported

A 24-year-old male was taken to Urgent Care at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgical Center at 9:43 p.m. Saturday, after sustaining an accidental gunshot wound to this right hand. Authorities believe the accident occurred somewhere on south Kiowa Road near the river. He was later transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released. According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was trying to show a friend how to clean his gun, which was still loaded, when it discharged.

Cruelty case filed after horse found dead

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office has taken a cruelty to animals case after finding a dead horse, Sunday afternoon at NE 20 Ave. and NE 150 Road. Another horse was reportedly found in the area with no water. The Golden Belt Humane Society also responded.