Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Man jailed for role in alleged Kansas crime spree

Posted Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM
King-photo Cowley Co. Sheriff
King-photo Cowley Co. Sheriff

COWLEY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a crime spree and have made an arrest.

Starting on Aug. 8, Arkansas City police noticed an uptick in crime in the northwest part of the city, according to a media release.

The initial crime reported involved burglary of a motor vehicle, which led to the further investigation of criminal use of a financial card.

Later in August, officers took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1700 block of North Eighth Street. This vehicle was recovered later in Wichita and police learned a suspect identified as 26-year-0ld Cameron Wayne King allegedly was in possession of it.

Investigators later learned King was suspected in connection with numerous property crimes in both Cowley and Sedgwick counties. He eventually was arrested by the sheriff’s office, allegedly in possession of another stolen vehicle.

After conducting a full investigation, Arkansas City police spoke with King in custody and connected him to numerous crimes in Arkansas City. Additional local charges of burglary of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and theft of a motor vehicle were added to his Cowley County booking.

He remains jailed on a $100,000 bond.