Man arrested following shooting, standoff in Rock, Kan.

ROCK, Kan. (KWCH) Update

Authorities arrest a man after a shooting and standoff in Cowley County.

Sheriff Dave Falletti says around 9:42 a.m., deputies responded to the call of a shooting and hostage situation in the 6000 block of 22nd Road, a couple miles outside of Rock.

They received information that a woman, identified as Elizabeth Anderson, suffered a single gunshot wound to her leg and was lying outside in the road.

Law enforcement then learned she had been shot by her husband, identified as Marty Anderson, and her 12 and 15-year-old daughters were in the home and their safety was being threatened.

When deputies and EMS arrived on the scene, Elizabeth was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center. A perimeter was then set up around the house.

Around 11:15 a.m., the two girls came out of the house and taken away to be evaluated. Falletti says the children were able to escape from their stepfather after he fell asleep.

Members of the South Central SWAT team and other law enforcement rushed in to arrest him.

Marty was booked into the Cowley County jail on allegations of rape, criminal sodomy, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and contributing to a child’s misconduct.

Falletti says now his office is working to obtain a search warrant to get inside the home.

Falletti says believes there was a series of domestic violence and allegations of sexual misconduct lead up to this event.


Several law enforcement agencies are on the scene of a standoff in Rock, Kan.

Cowley County Sheriff Dave Falletti tells the Cowley Courier Traveler a person and two children are thought to be barricaded in a home in the 6000 block of 22nd Road.

One person was transported to Via Christi St. Francis with unknown injuries.

The Courier Traveler reports the Wichita SWAT team and other local law enforcement are on the scene.

A command post is set up in the town of Rock, across the street from the Rock Cafe off US-77.

Anna Auld is there. Watch for updates on-air and online as soon as we get them.