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Police searching for man wanted in domestic disturbance in west Topeka

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 5:58 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka police early Thursday were searching for a man wanted in connection with a domestic disturbance at a west-side motel.

Officers were stationed around 4:30 a.m. near S.W. 6th Avenue and Crest Drive, as well as at S.W. 6th Avenue and Morningside Road.

The location was several blocks east of S.W. 6th and Fairlawn.

Authorities said officers were searching for a man wanted in connection with a domestic disturbance and criminal damage to property incident that was reported shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday at the Motel 6, 709 S.W. Fairlawn Road.

A woman was reported to have sustained minor injuries in the incident. Authorities said she didn’t require ambulance transportation to the hospital.

The man being sought in connection with the case was believed to have moved to the east from the motel.

Officers searched for the man with the help of a Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office drone but hadn’t taken him into custody as of late Thursday morning.

Police were asking anyone in the area of S.W. 6th and Fairlawn who saw suspicious activity early Thursday to call 785-368-9551. People also may call Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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