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**UPDATE** Colby PD issues formal statement on ongoing search

andy lambertJanuary 30, 2014

 

“On two different occasions during the afternoon hours of Jan. 29, 2014, the Colby Police Department, assisted by the Kansas Highway Patrol and Thomas County Sheriff’s Department, were attempting to locate a male subject that ran from an officer in the northwest part of Colby.  The officers looking for the subject were not able to positively identify the subject, but believed that the subject matched the description of a person wanted for misdemeanor warrants out of Thomas County.  Though the subject has eluded officers, the department does not believe him to be armed and dangerous at this time, and do not feel that the situation requires schools and other facilities to be in a ‘lock down’ situation.

 

The Colby Police Department can confirm that it has active warrants for the arrest of Brandon Parsons.  Parsons is a 22 year old black male that is six foot tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds.  Parsons is a former Colby Community College student and still has ties to Colby.”

 

Ron Alexander

Chief of Police

 

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Original story:

Authorities in Colby spent yesterday afternoon and evening looking for a man who has misdemeanors warrants out for his arrest. accident

 

The suspect was described as a male wearing a dark hood.

 

Kansas HIghway Patrol Officers joined the search effort yesterday with area law enforcement.

 

Colby Police Department confirmed this morning they HAVE NOT apprehended the suspect, and they DO NOT believe he is armed and dangerous.

 

We will pass along new information to you as they develop.

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