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Kiowa County Signal - Kiowa County, KS
  • Five charged in alleged kidnap and battery case in Kiowa County

  • Five men were charged today in Kiowa County District Court in an alleged kidnap and battery case.
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  • Five men were charged today in Kiowa County District Court in an alleged battery and kidnapping case.
    Charges filed today:
    Cole Cobb, 19, was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. Cobb bonded out on $7,500 bond and did not appear.
    Roy Lothman, 19, was charged with aiding and abetting aggravated battery; conspiracy to commit aggravated battery; battery. Lothman bonded out on a $7,500 bond and did not appear.
    Dakota Godfrey, 22, was charged with aggravated kidnapping or aggravated kidnapping with liability for crimes of another; aiding and abetting battery or conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. He remains in custody with a $50,000 bond and has asked for a court appointed attorney.
    George Jackson, 21, was charged with aggravated kidnapping; aiding and abetting aggravated battery; conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. He remains in custody on a $50,000 bond. He did not qualify for a court appointed attorney.
    Rance Lothman, 23, was charged with aggravated kidnapping; aggravated battery; conspiracy to commit aggravated battery; aggravated intimidation of a witness; criminal threat. He remains in custody on $50,000 bond and has asked for a court appointed attorney.
    According to a court document, sometime between Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, Cody Mayes was allegedly kidnapped and taken to a location where he suffered an alleged battery.
    All five men are presumed innocent until proven guilty and convicted in a court of law.
    Charges were filed in Kiowa County and not in Clark County as previously reported.

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