Authorities on Monday announced the arrest of a Maine man in connection with the shooting death of a Kansas man earlier this month, according to a news release.
Robert Colson, 34, of Bucksport, Maine, was arrested Sunday at a hospital in California, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Colson was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Matthew Schoshke, 35, of Tescott.
Schoshke was found deceased in his home on Aug. 12. Schoshke’s Ford F-150 pickup truck was stolen from the scene, though law enforcement officers last week received information that the truck was likely in the Los Angeles area, the release said.
KBI agents, along with Ottawa County Sheriff Keith Coleman, traveled to California last week, where they eventually discovered the abandoned truck. Evidence collected from the truck, the release said, pointed them to Colson. An arrest warrant for first-degree murder was issued for Colson on Friday, who was at large at the time.
In a strange twist in the case, however, Colson was discovered to be involved in an incident on an Amtrak train in Martinez, Calif., late Friday in which he allegedly stabbed someone.
Colson, the release said, was then transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. The Ottawa County attorney will pursue extradition efforts following Colson’s release from the hospital, the release said.
The Los Angeles Police Department, Martinez Police Department, Amtrak police, Contra Costa County (Calif.) District Attorney’s Office, Walnut Creek Police Department, FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Marshall’s Service, Fort Collins (Colo.) Police Department, Larimer County (Colo.) Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Highway Patrol all assisted on the case.