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Joint search nets assault suspect
Timothy Chism
Timothy Chism

Great Bend man Timothy Chism, age 35, was arrested and booked Tuesday on multiple charges after a joint search by Barton County law enforcement agencies that began Monday night.

According to a statement from Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, on Tuesday morning, the Hoisington Police Department was looking for a suspect in an aggravated battery and aggravated assault case that occurred in their city the previous night. Law enforcement dispatchers were broadcasting an attempt to locate for Chism. Dispatchers were advising Chism was armed and should be considered dangerous.

BCSO Detective Adam Hales was assigned to the case to locate the suspect. Hales enlisted the assistance of detectives from the Great Bend Police Department. Through investigation, detectives were able to locate Chism near the intersection of 12th St. and Morton St. in Great Bend. Chism was a passenger in a Nissan Pathfinder.

A felony car stop was conducted at which time Chism reportedly attempted to resist arrest. At one point he reached for a knife in his waistband and a Taser was deployed, Bellendir stated. Sheriff’s deputies were able to handcuff Chism. During the course the arrest, officers located 14 knives, including a meat cleaver, a garrote, methamphetamine, suspected pharmaceuticals, marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. Chism was transported to the Barton County Jail. Upon being searched at the jail it was discovered he had a .380 automatic pistol in a holster between his legs.

Chism was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of weapons by felon, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and introduction of contraband in a correctional facility. He was also booked on the charges of aggravated assault and aggravated domestic battery for the City of Hoisington. 

Chism is being held in lieu of a $75,000 bond on the drug and weapons charges and $50,000 for the assault and battery charges.