Junction City man arrested in connection to May 21 officer-involved shooting

Authorities arrested Carlton W. Solton Jr., 36, of Junction City, after he was discharged from...
Authorities arrested Carlton W. Solton Jr., 36, of Junction City, after he was discharged from Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was the suspect in an officer involved shooting on May 21, 2022.(Geary County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 4:28 PM CDT
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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KWCH) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), along with the Topeka Police Department and the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a man connected to an officer-involved shooting on May 21.

Carlton W. Solton Jr., 36, of Junction City, was arrested on Tuesday, June 7, at approximately 9:15 p.m. after he was discharged from Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. Solton was arrested for two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, and for criminal use of weapons.

Following the arrest, Solton was transported to the Geary County Detention Center. His bond was set at $50,000.

The investigation is ongoing. Once the investigation concludes, case findings will be submitted to the Geary County Attorney for review.

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