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Garden City Police Arrest Man for Aggravated Kidnapping

Judd Weil-News Director


Garden City Police Department (GCPD) revealed on Aug. 4, they arrested a man for aggravated kidnapping on Aug. 3 after threatening a family member.

Joshua Russell, 21, Garden City, Kan., was arrested on counts of Aggravated Kidnapping, Domestic Battery, Criminal Threat, and Criminal Damage.

At 9 p.m., GCPD was dispatched to the north part of Garden City for a reported battery.

The investigation revealed a man, identified as Joshua Russell, was at home with a family member when he suddenly became angry and began pushing the family member and damaging property.

In an attempt to calm him down, the family member drove Russell around town. While driving around town, Russell allegedly punched the family member several times.

The family member attempted to get out of the vehicle, but Russell allegedly threatened harm against them if they did not stay and police became involved.

After arriving back at the residence, Russell exited the vehicle, and the family member was able to drive away and notify police.

Officers searched the area and located Russell hiding outside of his residence. Russell was taken into custody without incident and was lodged in the Finney County Jail.

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