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Car Repossession Leads To Chase, Shooting

Associated Press - February 25, 2014 6:41 am

Police in Junction City are putting drivers on notice: They'll soon be enforcing a new ordinance that limits use of cellphones by motorists.

Police in Junction City are putting drivers on notice: They'll soon be enforcing a new ordinance that limits use of cellphones by motorists.

A south-central man is jailed after he allegedly chased people repossessing his car, then shot at the vehicle, forced it off the road and hit the man who was seizing the car.

Police say an employee of Xpress Recovery of Wichita repossessed the car from a home near Anthony Monday. The car’s owner allegedly followed the vehicle, rammed it several times and forced it off the road. The man and a juvenile then allegedly shot at the car’s windshield, pulled the driver out and hit him with a gun.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

The car’s owner was booked into the Harper County jail on suspicion of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm. The juvenile was taken to a juvenile facility in Reno County.

Fred Hanson

February 26, 2014 at 9:07 am

About time someone went after the repo guy. What do we have courts for? If someone does not make car payments then take them to court. But to have someone try and repo it will cause alot of this to happen and possibly someone getting killed.

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