February 24, 2024

Man arrested after physical altercation with a gun

Garden City, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – On July 20, 2022, at around 6:45 P.M., Officers of the Garden City Police Department were dispatched to the 1700 block of Windy View Drive for an Aggravated Battery. Upon arrival, Officers located a man lying in the parking lot with a head injury.

The investigation revealed that the man was walking with his two children to their residence when he was approached by another man carrying a handgun. The suspect, identified as Isaac Salas (21), Garden City, KS, allegedly pointed the handgun at the man before a physical altercation occurred in the presence of the children. Salas allegedly kicked and struck the man with the handgun several times before fleeing the scene. The man was transported to St. Catherine Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Witnesses saw Salas running westbound before getting into a vehicle and leaving the area.

Officers observed the vehicle in the 2800 block of Fleming Street and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Salas refused to stop, and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued, after which Officers believed Salas returned to his residence. A search warrant was obtained and served by the Garden City/Finney County SWAT team at 407 W. Chestnut Street. Inside the residence, evidence of the crime was located. With assistance from the Finney County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Highway Patrol, traffic was diverted from the area for approximately five hours.

On July 21, 2022, at around 8:00 P.M., Salas was arrested at the Finney County Law Enforcement Center. Salas was lodged in the Finney County Jail and could face the following charges:
• Aggravated Battery
• Aggravated Assault
• Aggravated Child Endangerment
• Interference with LEO (F)
• Flee and Elude; Reckless Driving (F)
• Various Traffic Charges
*The person(s) involved has not yet been convicted of a crime and are presumed innocent. The presumption of innocence shall continue until such time that the person(s) accused may be found guilty by a court of law. *