Two wanted suspects were arrested after an eight hour standoff in southeast Kansas Thursday. Read the full press release below:
On Thursday morning, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department received information indicating that William Patton and Kaitlyn McMurry were hiding out in a residence in Mulberry, Kansas. Further investigation into this report led to confirmation that Patton and McMurry were at a residence located at 809 S. Military Ave., in Mulberry and a search warrant for both subjects was obtained.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburg Police Department, and Mulberry Police Department responded to the residence in Mulberry, where officers verbally attempted to get Mr. Patton to turn himself in. After several hours had passed without success, members of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s High Risk Warrant Team (HRWT) made entry into the residence and located both William Patton and Kaitlyn McMurry hiding in the attic. Both Patton and McMurry were taken into custody without further incident.
McMurry was arrested for her outstanding warrants and was taken to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking. Patton was taken to Ascension Via Christi, in Pittsburg, for treatment relating to possible exposure to cold and personal medical concerns. Patton received treatment and was released a short time later.
Patton was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail where he was booked on the following charges stemming from an incident, which occurred in Pittsburg on December 31, 2019: Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Criminal Threat, Felony Theft, and Intimidation of a Victim/Witness.
Patton was also arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Felony Interference with Law Enforcement; charges which stemmed from the January 19, 2020 incident in Pittsburg. Patton had an outstanding no bond warrant for his arrest out of Woodson County, related to felonious acts committed in Woodson County, Kansas. Patton is currently being held without bond.