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Frederick extradited to Barton County Jail
on the record

The man suspected for firing shots at a Hoisington Police Department vehicle during a law-enforcement pursuit in April is now in custody at the Barton County Detention Center, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Monday afternoon.

Extradition procedures were completed and William Thomas Frederick Jr. was taken into custody Saturday at the jail on charges stemming from an April 1 shooting incident in Hoisington. 

Frederick was booked on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and interference with a law enforcement officer. He is being held in lieu of a cash or surety bond of $100,000.

On April 20, U.S. Marshals had tracked Frederick to Red Bluff, Calif., where he was apprehended that afternoon with assistance from the Red Bluff Police Department.

On April 1, a Hoisington police officer attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle where Frederick was a passenger. 

A pursuit ensued and Frederick escaped as BCSO deputies apprehended the driver and another occupant of the vehicle at the scene. During the incident, shots were fired, resulting in Frederick’s being charged with attempted murder of the Hoisington officer and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer regarding the deputies. 

Frederick was an absconder from Central Kansas Community Corrections at the time of the incident, Bellendir said. Frederick had been listed as an absconder on Feb. 27.