Winfield police arrest 26-year-old Joshua Stasa in last week’s shooting

first_imgBy Shane Farley, Newscow.net —  Winfield police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting Monday of 32-year-old David E. Towles. The arrest was announced at a press conference Saturday morning.On Friday evening, 26-year-old Joshua Stasa, of Winfield, was arrested and booked into the Cowley County Jail. He is facing charges of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and transporting contraband into the jail.40-year-old Richard Webster, of Winfield, was critically injured in the shooting and continues to be hospitalized in Wichita.On Monday, around 9 p.m., Stasa is accused of entering a residence at 610 E. Third and shooting the two men with a shotgun. Towles was dead at the scene and Stasa is said to have fled on foot.Towles suffered a head wound and Webster was struck in the throat.Stasa’s arrest, police said, came as a result of developing and eliminating potential suspects through interviews and the collection of physical evidence. Police Chief Danny Parker said an arrest earlier this week – of a man wanted on warrants through the Kansas Dept. of Corrections – was key in developing Stasa as a suspect and establishing probable cause to make an arrest.The case continues to be investigated and those with information are asked to call police at 221-5555.Chief Parker gave a special thanks to Winfield Police Lt. Cory Nation and KBI Special Agent Dave Falletti for their work in the case. Multiple agencies worked on the case, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, Cowley County Sheriff’s office, Ark City police, Dept. of Corrections, Cowley County Trackers and the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down william · 273 weeks ago Why? Report Reply 0 replies · active 273 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img

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