May 28, 2024

Man Arrested After Attempted Assault on Garden City Officer

GARDEN CITY (Southwind Broadcasting) – The Garden City Police Department say they arrested a man on aggravated assault.

According to the GCPD, officers were dispatched Saturday around 1:05 P.M. to the 2000 block of Crestway Drive for a disturbance involving a man reportedly breaking windows and chasing people with a bat.


Upon arrival, officers located Deacon Johann (36), Garden City, KS, holding a wooden bat. Johann refused to listen to drop the bat, allegedly walked closer to the officers, and attempted to swing the bat. Johann was taken into custody.

The investigation revealed Johann was outside hitting a tree with the bat and then began striking an unlocked door to the residence. Johann then used the bat to break a large window and climbed into the residence through the window. After entering the residence, Johann allegedly chased two individuals known to him and threatened them. The victims ran outside, and Johann followed them and began striking two vehicles in the area with the bat, causing extensive damage. Johann chased one of the victims a second time with the bat as the victim attempted to calm Johann down before officers arrived.


Johann was lodged in the Finney County Jail and could face possible charges on: 


  • Aggravated Assault x 2
  • Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer x 2
  • Criminal Threat x 2
  • Criminal Damage (F) x 2