Officers of the Great Bend Police Department responded to an “open-line” 911 call at 10:15 p.m. last Wednesday, Dec. 14, that led them to a woman claiming that she was being held against her will by a suspect later identified as Bobby Stark.
According to GBPD reports, as the responding officer arrived at 3408 Lakin Ave., where the phone call appeared to come from, Stark came outside. He told the officer there was nothing wrong, and then immediately walked back inside and shut the door.
The officer walked toward the door to investigate, and then heard a woman’s voice inside the house calling for help.
The officer forced the door open just as Stark was running out the back door. The woman in the house claimed that Stark had been holding her against her will all day, and that she had secretly called 911 to get help.
“Officers quickly ascertained that Stark had multiple outstanding arrest warrants for probation violations,” Chief Cliff Couch said. “Additional officers came to the area, established a perimeter, and searched for Stark. A police canine was also used in an attempt to locate him. However, he could not be located. An investigation into the woman’s allegations is currently ongoing.”
Officers are still looking for Stark and ask that anyone with information about his whereabouts contact the GBPD by calling 620-793-4120. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Crime Stoppers hotline by calling 620-792-1300.