A Great Bend man was booked on charges that included kidnapping following an incident that occurred south of Great Bend last Friday. The alleged victim was also arrested on outstanding warrants.
The incident began with a hit-and-run accident reported at 1:32 p.m. Friday at 127 south U.S. 281.
Lt. Rick Popp at the Barton County Sheriff’s Office said Charla Peterman of Pawnee Rock was reportedly driving and Timothy Kevin Galliart of Great Bend was the passenger when he allegedly pointed a gun at Peterman and ordered her to take him somewhere. Peterman drove into a sign and got out of the vehicle, which Galliart then drove away.
BSCO officers arrived and found Peterman at the scene, bleeding from the face. She was later booked on a Pawnee County warrant for possession of stolen property and a Gray County warrant for probation violation.
Thirty minutes later, Great Bend Police Department was called to assist by checking an area on 16th St. in reference to a kidnapping and aggravated battery/assault that occurred out in the county, but GBPD did not make contact with anyone.
Follow-up calls to 127 south U.S. 281 continued into the evening. Shortly before 7 p.m., BCSO deputies were en route to Hudson where the suspect vehicle was seen. Galliart was arrested and booked on charges of kidnapping, criminal threat and aggravated assault, in lieu of $100,000 bond.
Peterman was released to Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday.
Popp said the investigation is continuing.