An early morning arrest for law enforcement around Cherokee County. Just after 7 o’clock, a suspect was discovered trying to break into a shop just outside of Riverton. Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, as the owner chased the suspect into a nearby wooded area. A perimeter was quickly set up by Deputies, Kansas Highway Patrol, Quapaw Tribal Marshal’s Office, Baxter Springs Police Department and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. After a hour-long search, 20-year-old Hunter Green was arrested.
“At this point, the investigation has led us to believe, in addition to the location the suspect was chased from, he was also involved in the burglary of another nearby property earlier this morning,” stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.
Green is being held in the Cherokee County Jail on $14,500.00 bond on allegations of two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, two counts of criminal trespass and one count of criminal damage to property.