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Parsons, Kansas Police Department Arrests Felon on Aggravated Kidnapping – Newstalk KZRG ” Kansas

The Parsons, Kansas Police Department arrested a known felon on charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault and illegal possession of a firearm. After the arrest, the department released the following press statement:

For the past few weeks, Parsons officials have been gathering information regarding the whereabouts of Tremayne Montaque Darkis, age 43, of Columbus, KS. Darkis has multiple felony warrants issued by Labette County, KS on multiple counts including aggravated kidnapping and domestic battery; a probation/parole warrant by the state of Missouri and a federal warrant by the United States Marshal Service for possession of a gun by a felon.

This investigation provided officers with information that led them to notice a Darkis-related vehicle on the 100 block of South 32nd Street at 10:26 p.m. on the evening of November 22, 2022. As Darkis exited the building, Sgt. Tony Adamson and Officer Devin Wisdom said they tried to stop him before he got into a vehicle in the parking lot. Darkis fled on foot and officers launched a foot chase. Lt. Kyle Wiford and Officer Mark Raney also came to the area and Darkis was taken into custody in the area of ​​32nd St. and Corning Ave.

Officers went back to secure the vehicle Darkis escaped from and found drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Darkis is being held without bail in connection with multiple warrants and new charges of criminal interference with law enforcement, wrongful possession of controlled substances and wrongful possession of drug paraphernalia are being sent to the Labette County Attorney’s Office.

“This is a great example of your proactive officers gathering the information needed and vigilantly looking for a known, wanted and violent criminal, tracking him down and working together to get him off the streets and back into custody. This was really a group effort by the arresting officers and other shifts to get the information,” said Kyle Wiford, Lt. Parsons Patrol.

Last year, the Parsons Police Department made 681 arrests. Given the pace of 2022, officers have already made 737 arrests for 2022.

According to Deputy Chief of Police Dennis Dodd, “The information we are receiving from citizens on this case, as well as many others, is greatly appreciated. Sometimes fighting crime is like putting a puzzle together piece by piece until the entire puzzle is complete. No question, some puzzles take longer than others, but the more pieces the community sends us, the faster we can complete investigations successfully.”

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said: “I am pleased to hear that this habitual criminal wanted for possession of a firearm has been taken into custody with no harm caused to him, our officers or any other community members. I am confident that our local and federal courts will now hold Mr Darkis accountable to the fullest extent possible.”