An altercation last Friday at 2607 Gano St. in Great Bend ended with an alleged aggravated battery involving a knife, but Great Bend police said it was not a stabbing.
Police were dispatched to a fight in progress at that address at 6:19 p.m. Friday, and a man reported that Jeffery Wagner and another man ran into the residence, dragged him outside and battered him. According to Detective David Bailey, one suspect allegedly pulled a knife and wanted the other to hold him, saying he intended to "stick him." Although he was not cut, the man had a welt on his head, allegedly caused by being hit by a rock.
Police issued an ATL (attempt to locate) notice, and Ellinwood Police Department was asked to check a residence in that city for the second suspect. At last report he had not been located.
Jeffery Wagner, of Great Bend, was arrested at 7:15 a.m. Saturday at 1440 21st St., after he called the GBPD to report his motorcycle had been stolen from that address. He was booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery and aggravated assault, with bond set at $50,000.