Nash Rathbun

Nash Rathbun (August 12, 2013)

Update: A 25-year-old man has been apprehended after he allegedly attempted to elude officers who were trying to serve an arrest warrant. The suspect, identified by police as Nash W.F. Rathbun, has been treated for a gunshot wound and released from the hospital.

It all started Friday in Norwich, where officers from the Kingman County Sheriff's Office and Kingman Police Department approached a residence to serve an arrest warrant. According to Kingman County Sheriff Randy Hill, Rathbun fled in a vehicle and nearly struck two officers who were on foot. Hill said in a press release that an officer fired at the vehicle, and a pursuit continued into Sumner County, where Rathbun was taken into custody.

Rathbun had a gunshot wound and was transported by EMS to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita. He was transported from there to the Kingman County Jail.

The shooting is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation along with the Kingman County Sheriff's Office, Kingman Police Department and Sumner County Sheriff's Office.


Sheriff's departments from Sumner and Kingman counties are investigating an incident that possibly involved a law enforcement officer Friday.

KWCH 12 Eyewitness News has a crew at the scene just outside Conway Springs, at Milan Road and 120th Street. They found sheriff's investigators hovered around a compact car that crashed into a ditch. The officers were collecting evidence at the scene.

Kingman County sheriff's officials are in charge of the investigation. They plan to issue a news release tonight.