Parsons, Kansas police arrest felon with aggravated kidnapping charges
The Parsons, Kansas Police Department arrested a known felon with charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic battery, and illegal possession of a firearm. After the arrest the department released the following press statement:
Over the past several weeks Parsons officers have been gathering information on the whereabouts of Tremayne Montaque Darkis, 43 years old of Columbus, KS. Darkis has multiple Felony arrest warrants through Labette County, KS, for multiple charges including Aggravated Kidnapping, and Domestic Battery; a Probation/Parole warrant through the State of Missouri and a Federal arrest warrant through the United States Marshal Service for Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.
Through this investigation, officers obtained information that led them to noticing a vehicle associated with Darkis on the evening of November 22, 2022, at 10:26 p.m. in the 100 block of South 32nd Street. When Darkis exited the building, Sgt. Tony Adamson and Officer Devin Wisdom attempted to stop him before he entered a vehicle in the parking lot. Darkis fled on foot and officers initiated a foot pursuit. Lt. Kyle Wiford and Officer Mark Raney came to the area as well and Darkis was able to be taken into custody in the area of 32nd St. and Corning Ave.
Officers went back to secure the vehicle Darkis had fled from and located drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Darkis is being held in connection to the multiple no bond felony warrants, and new charges of Felony Interference with Law Enforcement, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful 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 keeping a vigilant eye out for a known, wanted, and violent felon, locating him, and working together to get him off the street and back into custody. This was truly a group effort by the arresting officers and other shifts to obtain the information,” said Parsons Patrol Lieutenant Kyle Wiford.
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 Police Chief Dennis Dodd, “the information we receive from citizens on this case as well as a great number of others is greatly appreciated. Sometimes, fighting crime is similar to putting a jig-saw puzzle together, piece by piece until the entire puzzle is completed. No question some puzzles take longer to complete than others, but the more pieces that the community sends to us, the quicker we can conclude investigations successfully.”
Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, “I am glad to hear that this habitual felon, who is wanted for possessing a firearm, was taken into custody with no harm done to himself, our officers, or any community members. I am hopeful that our local and Federal courts will now hold Mr. Darkis accountable to the fullest extent possible.”