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Man charged with kidnapping, battery, criminal threat in attack on girlfriend

Kenton Grubbs was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping, and battery...
Kenton Grubbs was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping, and battery of a law enforcement officer.(Sedgwick County Jail)
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 12:02 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2020 at 4:30 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020: A man accused of attacking his girlfriend with a baseball bat faces several charges that include aggravated battery, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, criminal threat, battery on a law-enforcement officer and interference with a law enforcement officer.

In all, 40-year-old Kenton Grubbs faces 10 counts. A Sedgwick County District Court judge set his bond at $150,000.

An investigation found that Grubbs and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument before 1 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. During the argument, police said Grubbs strangled his girlfriend, a 64-year-old woman, multiple times, beat her with a baseball bat, battered, and threatened her.

Wichita police also said when officers responded to the call that Grubbs had battered an officer. The woman was sent to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020:

Wichita Police have arrested a man after beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat Wednesday morning, according to the department.

An investigation found that 40-year-old Kenton Grubbs and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument before 1 a.m. Wednesday. During the argument, police said Grubbs strangled his girlfriend, a 64-year-old woman, multiple times, as well as beating her with a baseball bat, battered, and threatened her.

Police also said when they responded to the call that Grubbs had battered an officer. The woman was sent to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Grubbs was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping, and battery of a law enforcement officer.

The investigation is ongoing.

WPD said if you or someone you know is in a dangerous domestic relationship that the following resources are available:

· Sedgwick County, 911;

· Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter, 263-6000;

· Wichita Family Crisis Center, 267-7233;

· Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, 263-3002;

· StepStone, 265-1611; or

· The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

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