First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Barton County
The Barton County Health Department reported the first confirmed positive case of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) in Barton County. Testing was confirmed on Monday, March 30 at 11 a.m.
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Suspect arrested on kidnapping charge
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ELLINWOOD — A kidnapping and aggravated battery was reported to law enforcement Friday afternoon at 400 Clifton Dr. in Ellinwood. The Barton County Sheriff’s Office assisted at 4:28 p.m. and was at the scene for nearly 12 hours.
Records show Lacey Kelly was arrested Friday and booked into the Barton County Jail on a charge of distribution of a controlled substance, with bond set at $50,000; and aggravated battery and aggravated kidnapping, with bond set at $500,000; and on Barton County District Court warrants for probation violation and failure to appear, set at no bond.
The Great Bend Tribune will provide more information as it becomes available.