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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Kidnapping suspect appears with attorney

  • A rural Easton man accused of kidnapping another man last week appeared with his court-appointed attorney Friday in Leavenworth County District Court.
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  • A rural Easton man accused of kidnapping another man last week appeared with his court-appointed attorney Friday in Leavenworth County District Court.
    Bobby Flowers, 19, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied building, battery and criminal damage to property.
    The charges stem from an incident that was reported Dec. 7 in the rural Easton area.
    Court records indicate Flowers appeared in court Wednesday and was advised of the charges. Friday was his first appearance with defense attorney James Colgan.
    “I have requested all of the discovery in this case, but I will need more time,” Colgan told District Judge Gunnar Sundby.
    A status hearing was scheduled for Jan. 18.
    Flowers is accused of forcing a 24-year-old rural Easton man to get into a vehicle at gunpoint. The two men reportedly had been in an altercation earlier at a residence on Woodward Road. The alleged kidnapping occurred as the victim was walking on Mt. Olivet Road, according to Sheriff’s Office officials.
    Flowers also is alleged to have fired a gun at a residence on Easton Road, hitting an outbuilding and parked car.
    The victim reported to authorities that he was able to get away and call 911, according to Sheriff’s Office officials.
    Flowers appeared in court Friday in the custody of officers from the Leavenworth County Jail.
    Colgan inquired about his client’s bond. The attorney was told bond is set at $20,000 with bond supervision or $50,000 without the requirement of supervision.
    District Judge Gunnar Sundby said Flowers doesn’t have a lot of criminal history. But the seriousness of the charges in the case is the reason bond is set as high as it is.
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