3 arrested after shooting, disturbance at Newton home

NEWTON, Kan. The Newton Police Department says one man and two women face charges in connection with a disturbance and shots fired at a Newton home. One man received minor injures from what police describe as a "superficial wound" to the leg.

Police say their involvement started Thursday night when officers got a call about 7:45 p.m. from a woman who said she'd loaned her car to some people and was trying to get it back. This led police to discover what unfolded in a disturbance earlier in the day.

Thursday afternoon, two women and one man, identified as Ashley Frazier, Keri Kernal and Justin Tate went to a home in the 400 block of South Kansas in Newton. Police say Tate went in with a bat and a gun.

Inside the home, police say someone took the bat from Tate who then fired a shot, wounding a man in the leg. Police say Tate tried to shoot again, but his gun malfunctioned. They say the shooting wasn't reported at this time.

Sorting out the case, police arrested Tate, Frazier and Kernal. Records from the Harvey County Sheriff's Office show Tate faces charges including attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault, attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon.

Charges against Frazier and Kernal include conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and obstruction.