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Man, 46, arrested in Kingman County shooting death

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 4:02 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 11:32 p.m.

Kingman County authorities on Saturday arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting death of a Nashville, Kan., man.

The man was booked into Kingman County Jail at 9 p.m., Sheriff Randy Hill said in a news release. Interviews and search warrants executed after the death of 57-year-old Curtis Lee Shelton led investigators to the suspect, the release said, and ultimately his arrest.

He is being held in lieu of $750,000 bond. As of Saturday, he had not been formally charged. The sheriff’s office did not give a motive for the killing.

Shelton was found dead in his home by a Kingman County sheriff’s deputy Friday afternoon after the agency was called to check his welfare. An autopsy revealed Shelton died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the sheriff’s office.

He lived alone at the address.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Highway Patrol, the Harper County Sheriff’s Office and police departments from Kingman and Attica assisted in the investigation, the release said.

Nashville is about 35 miles southwest of Kingman. It has fewer than 70 residents, according to the 2010 Census.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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