August 14, 2022

Garden City man arrested after physical/verbal threats


Garden City, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – On August 3, 2022, at 9:00 P.M., Officers of the Garden City Police Department were dispatched to the north part of Garden City for a reported battery.


The investigation revealed that a man, identified as Joshua Russell (21), Garden City, KS, was at home with a family member when Russell suddenly became angry and began pushing the family member and damaging property. In an attempt to calm him down, the family member drove Russell around town. While driving around town, Russell allegedly punched the family member several times.

The family member attempted to get out of the vehicle, but Russell allegedly threatened harm against them if they did not stay and police became involved. After arriving back at the residence, Russell exited the vehicle, and the family member was able to drive away and notify police.


Officers searched the area and located Russell hiding outside of his residence. Russell was taken into custody without incident and was lodged in the Finney County Jail on the following charges:
• Aggravated Kidnapping • Domestic Battery
• Criminal Threat
• Criminal Damage