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Domestic Violence in Central Salina

Jeremy BohnJanuary 2, 2019

A Salina man is jailed after a domestic violence incident at a residence in central Salina.

Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 33-year-old Brett Rathbun, Salina, was arrested on Monday for his role in a domestic argument in the 1700 block of Pershing St. on Sunday, Dec. 30.

It all started two days prior on Dec. 28 when Rathbun allegedly took numerous items belonging to his girlfriend, a 42-year-old female, totaling in $6,800 of value. The victim asked Rathbun to return the property, which he did so with some of the items on Sunday.

While Rathbun was returning the property, he and the female victim got in to a physical confrontation. During the melee, Rathbun allegedly grabbed the victim by her hair, dragged her around the home and threw her down on to a blade of a Sawzall, causing a puncture wound to her back.

The woman’s two children, ages 8 and 5, were also at home during the incident and witnessed the fight.

Rathbun was arrested at his apartment at 107 Wilson St on Monday. He is facing aggravated kidnapping, domestic battery and criminal deprivation of property charges.

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