Man, 47, arrested after incident south of Topeka

TOPEKA — A 47-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon following an incident in which authorities said he pointed a gun at another person inside a business just south of Topeka.

Shawnee County sheriff's officials said the incident occurred around 4:20 p.m. Sunday when deputies were dispatched to the 5000 block of S.W. Topeka Boulevard on a report of a man pointing a firearm at another individual inside a business.

Deputies arrested Keith E. Austin in connection with the incident.

Austin was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with attempted first-degree murder; aggravated criminal threat; aggravated assault; disorderly conduct; possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol; battery; and criminal use of a weapon.

The investigation is ongoing. Additional details weren't available Monday morning.

 

Man arrested after vehicle fire

SALINA — A Salina man was arrested after the alleged arson of a vehicle at Walmart Friday.

Salina Police said it was called at 7:25 a.m. Friday to Walmart, 2900 S. Ninth St. to a 2007 Honda Accord on fire.

Police said an employee of the store arrived at work that morning and saw a black man getting in and out of the vehicle. The employee then noticed flames coming from inside the vehicle shortly after the man walked away from it.

The fire department told police the fire was started using an accelerant in the front seat of the Honda. Police said video inside the store showed the man stealing the accelerant and then go out to the vehicle.

Around 8 p.m. Friday, police were sent to the Salina Rescue Mission, 1716 Summers Road, where Delanio Adams, 35, of Salina, was found. Adams was identified as the person who started the fire at Walmart.

Adams was arrested in connection to arson and theft. The car is registered to a 35-year-old man from Minnesota, but Adams claimed it was his. It has not been reported stolen.