Police:  Arrest made in aggravated battery case 

August 10, 2020 - 6:11 pm

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested Kathan Whisler, 22, of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery and obstruct.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. Monday, officers responded to an injury accident in the parking lot of a business located in the 500 block of East Pawnee.  Upon arrival officers, located a man, 23, on a raised sidewalk, who had been struck by a vehicle and had serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.  The male was transported to an area hospital.

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Through the investigation and examination of evidence, it was determined that Whisler was working for a private security company driving and monitoring the parking lot of the business.  While doing so, he became distracted, drove up onto a sidewalk and struck the man and a tree.  Additionally, Whisler was not initially forthcoming with information of what had occurred.  

The investigation is ongoing and the case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office. 

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