The Great Bend man sought by Great Bend authorities for alleged involvement in the beating and cutting of his ex-girlfriend on Sunday turned himself in to police in Gardner Thursday afternoon, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said.
According to Akings, the Great Bend Police Department received a call at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday from the Gardner department saying 30-year-old Tad Tylor Heath Hall had walked into the station, realizing there was a warrant out for his arrest. GBPD sent officers to return Hall to Great Bend on a $50,000 appearance bond.
“The investigation is continuing,” the chief said. No charges have been filed.
Authorities began their search for Hall Sunday night, after 22-year-old Alycia Masden reported being attacked at her residence. The victim and Hall had lived together in Nebraska and Colorado before coming to Great Bend, the GBPD said. It was not sure how long they had been in Great Bend, but they had been separated for a couple weeks.
After visiting friends on Sunday the woman returned to her residence at 1431 10th St. around 9:15 p.m., a GBPD news release said. Hall was allegedly hiding inside.
Masden told police that a man cut her several times with a knife and struck her repeatedly with his fists for a prolonged period of time while she has held against her will. Eventually she escaped and went to a neighbor’s house. The suspect reportedly left the residence on foot and crossed 10th St. northbound.
The neighbor called 911 and the woman was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital by a Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance. She was treated and released. Officers were dispatched to her residence around 11:15 p.m. and were unable to locate the suspect.
While this was originally reported as a possible aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery, officers obtained warrants on suspicion of criminal restraint, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery, based on the elements of the alleged crimes at this point in the investigation.