Kennell Arrington, 47, from Whichita Kansas has been charged for shooting and injuring local bounty hunter, William Poyner. Authorities said that Arrington turned himself in to police on Monday afternoon after realizing he was wanted in connection to a separate shooting that happened in Wichita a week prior.
Police said that three bail enforcement agents went to a home searching for a female fugitive, but the family refused to cooperate. During an escalation of tensions, one of the bounty hunters sprayed members of the occupants with mace and the confrontation moved outside. One of the family members grabbed a large brick and threw it at one of the recovery agents; he was then tazed by the hunters. Another man then pulled out a gun and fired into the air.
According to Lt. Todd Ojile, Arrington shot at the bounty hunters while they attempted to flee the scnee. The bullet hit Poyner, 29, in the back; he was immediately taken to a nearby hospital. The bounty hunter did not receive any life threatening injuries and should be able to go back to work in a matter of days.
Officers have charged Arrington with charges of aggravated battery and aggravated assault.