On December 16, 2013 at 10:11 a.m. Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to KKOW radio station 1162 E. Highway 126 in reference to a female needing assistance.
The female (who will remain unidentified at this time), of rural Pittsburg, KS- reported that she had been held against her will and had been assaulted by her husband over the weekend. The vicitim alleged that Aaron M. Swink, 29 years of age of rural Pittsburg, physically assaulted her over the course of the weekend beginning Saturday December 14, 2013. The victim also alleged that Swink had fired a handgun inside the residence on Sunday December 15, 2013.
The victim advised that she was able to escape from the home at approximately 9:10 a.m. on December 16 when Swink left her unattended. She ran from the house and fled in a vehicle with Swink pursuing her on foot, jumping onto the vehicle as she drove away. Swink eventually fell from the vehicle.
Deputies made a probable cause arrest without incident on Aaron Swink at the Pittsburg Judicial Center where he was to appear in court on an unrelated case. A search warrant was obtained for the Swink residence.
As a result of the victim’s statements and other evidence obtained, Swink was charged with the following crimes:
Aggravated Kidnapping Bond- $100,000
Aggravated Sexual Battery Bond- $25,000
Aggravated Assault Bond- $5,000
Distribution of Controlled Substance Bond- $7,500
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Bond- $2,000
Domestic Battery Bond- $2,000
DATE: December 2, 2013
On November 27, 2013 at 11:03 p.m., Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Kansas/Missouri state line on US 160 Hwy in reference to a vehicle pursuit in which Barton County, MO Sheriff’s Office was involved. Reports from Barton County Sheriff indicated the driver of the fleeing vehicle had possibly threatened someone with a handgun.
Barton County Sheriff’s deputies pursued the vehicle into Kansas. The driver continued to flee before losing control of the vehicle in the area of 570 Ave and 250 St, where he fled on foot. After a brief search, the suspect was located and taken into custody by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was identified as James Donald Russian, 56 of Pittsburg.
While an inventory of Russian’s vehicle was being conducted, deputies discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia, which, along with information from Barton County Sheriff’s Office, led to the issuance of a search warrant on Russian’s residence at 503 W. Kansas Apt #2, Pittsburg.
The search yielded numerous packages of marijuana; methamphetamine; ingredients commonly used in the production of methamphetamine; a handgun and over $23,000 in cash.
Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance
Unlawful Possession of Drug Precursors
Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Possession of Methamphetamine
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Fleeing to Elude
Russian was held on $86,000 bond through Kansas. It is unknown what charges Russian faces through Missouri.
On November 17, 2013 at 12:58 am Deputies were dispatched to the area west of 40th Street and 660th Avenue in rural Crawford County in reference to an injury accident involving an ATV hitting a deer.
Deputies located Jason Reinier and Annabelle Davis suffering from severe injuries sustained from the accident. The investigation revealed that Reinier and Davis were traveling on the ATV west on 660th Avenue from 40th Street and struck a deer that ran in front of them. The ATV rolled several times and throwing Davis and Reinier from the ATV.
Witnesses at the scene contacted 911 after the accident. Reinier and Davis suffered serious injuries and were transported from the scene by Crawford County EMS. The accident is still under investigation.
DATE: August 26, 2013
TO: All Media
FROM: Sheriff Dan Peak
RE: Injury Accident
On 08-26-2013 at approximately 1151 hours, Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to approximately .4 miles north of Quincy Street on U69 Highway in reference to a one vehicle injury accident at that location.
42-year old Michelle Scott of Pittsburg, KS was driving a 2010 Kia passenger car north on U69 Highway when she entered the east ditch approximately .4 miles north of Quincy Street. Scott traveled through the ditch for approximately 300 feet before striking trees and brush east of the roadway. Scott suffered possible injuries in the accident.
Scott was transported to Via Christi Hospital by Crawford County E.M.S. Scott could not recall if she was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The accident is under investigation by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Also assisting at the scene was the Pittsburg Police Department.
Subject: Injury Accident
Date: August 16, 2013
To: ALL MEDIA
For: Immediate Release
On August 16, 2013 at 12:21 a.m., Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle roll-over accident in the area of US 69 Hwy and 570 Avenue. Deputies found Alejandro Vasquez, 40, of Pittsburg, who was driving a 1991 Toyota Corolla, in the driver’s seat suffering from a severe head injury. Vasquez had to be extricated by Crawford County EMS and Baker Fire Dept personnel. It was determined that Vasquez was travelling south on US 69 when he failed to negotiate a curve and went onto the west shoulder where he lost control. The vehicle overturned and came to rest in the south bound lane of US 69. Vasquez was transported by EMS to Via Christi Medical Center.
Witnesses told deputies that an unknown male passenger in Vasquez’s vehicle fled the scene on foot prior to deputy’s arrival. A search was conducted but the subject was not located.
This incident is still under investigation.