Two Wichita men are in custody for allegedly assaulting a Sumner County Sheriff Deputy, after a series of rural, Sumner County robberies. Kevin E. Parker, 34 and Christopher D. A. McDaniel 28 have been charged with Burglary, Theft, Battery on Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Battery, Attempted Robbery, Obstruction, Criminal Damage.
On Monday, Dec. 3 a sheriff's deputy was assigned to the North part of Sumner County, where recently there has been a string of burglaries.
"Around 10:20 a.m. Deputies responded to an alarm East of Wellington and discovered forced entry had been made into the home and a burglary had occurred," states a press release from the Sumner County Sheriff's Department.
A couple of hours later, the deputy assigned to the North spotted a suspicious vehicle with occupants inside. The deputy followed the vehicle to a residential neighborhood, and eventually located the vehicle backed up to a residence in the 1400 block of N. Hydraulic.
"…and witnessed a subject walk out of the front door of the residence and place something in the trunk of the vehicle. The Deputy blocked the vehicle from exiting the drive," the press release continues. "The Deputy presented a badge to the suspects and at that time the passenger of the suspect vehicle exited the vehicle, ran to the Deputy's vehicle, opened the door and began assaulting the Deputy." The driver of the suspect vehicle rammed the sheriff's car to push it out of the way.
At that point, the passenger stopped assaulting the deputy and jumped back into the suspect vehicle. The deputy followed the pair of suspects North on US-81 Highway, and provided a description and tag numbers to Sedgwick County law enforcement agencies.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputies found the suspect transport.
"At which time the occupants ran on foot. Both suspects were apprehended and transported back to Sumner County," the statement reads. "After a search of the vehicle, property was found connecting them to three separate burglaries that had taken place in Sumner County on Dec. 3."