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Topeka Police respond to incident near North Topeka Walmart

Topeka Police respond to incident near Walmart
Topeka Police respond to incident near Walmart(WIBW)
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 10:29 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - On January 24th Topeka Police officers gathered near a Walmart in North Topeka as they responded to a situation near the store.

Shawnee Co. Dispatch confirms that a call came in around 7:40 p.m. for an assault. When officers arrived, they found an adult victim suffering injuries after being assaulted by a family member. The victim was taken to the hospital and further details on the injuries have not yet been reported.

After 9:00 p.m., officers found the suspect sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Walmart, located on 2600 NW Rochester Rd. After the suspect refused to get out of his car, numerous officers responded to handle the situation safely. The suspect finally complied with officers and was taken into custody. The suspect was identified as 31-year-old, Colby Finchman, of Topeka.

He was taken to the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, violation of a PFA, stalking, theft, criminal damages, interference and possession of cocaine.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is encouraged to email telltpd@topeka.org or contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at (785) 368-9400.

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