Archive for Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Teen accused in stabbing captured

December 13, 2006

The Basehor police department Saturday night helped catch an Olathe teen who had fled to Basehor after allegedly stabbing his father earlier that afternoon.

Basehor Police Chief Terry Horner said officers received a missing-child bulletin with a large picture of the 16-year-old male about 6:20 p.m. Saturday.

A little before 9 p.m., Cpl. Greg Hallgrimson spotted the teen in the 15700 block of Parallel Road, where he talked with the youth.

Meanwhile, two Olathe police detectives arrived at the Basehor police department to work on the case.

Although the juvenile gave the officer a false name, Hallgrimson recognized him from the missing-child bulletin and turned him over to the Olathe detectives.

"He didn't have any tips that he (the juvenile) was in the city," Horner said about Hallgrimson. "It was just the good investigative work of Cpl. Greg Hallgrimson. He should be commended for bringing that individual to light so Olathe detectives could take custody of that individual."

The teenager, who was believed to be living with his grandmother and attending Basehor-Linwood High School, was charged Monday with felony aggravated battery in the juvenile division of Johnson County District Court. Police said he stabbed his father twice in the ear, once in the arm and once in the chest Saturday afternoon. The reason for the attack is unknown.

The father was treated for his injuries at Overland Park Regional Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit, but was not seriously hurt.

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