Crime & Courts

Wichita man injures would-be burglar near Lincoln and Oliver

A Wichita man thwarted a would-be burglary, injuring one of the intruders in a fight early Sunday morning near Lincoln and Oliver.

Wichita police said a 36-year-old woman saw two men forcing their way into her residence in the 5100 block of East Bayley around 1 a.m. She alerted her 43-year-old male roommate who confronted the intruders.

“He was struck by one of the suspects immediately in the head with some brass knuckles and the other hit him with a wooden chair,” said Sgt. Roger Runft.

The man grabbed a kitchen knife to defend himself and sliced one of the intruders on the arm, Runft said.

Officers responded to the call and located both suspects still at the residence. The injured suspect was treated for the wound on his arm.

The 43-year-old man had fled the residence and was located by Wichita officers down the street with a broken wrist from the fight.

The two 34-year-old suspects were arrested on charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated battery.

“We’re still in the process of trying to find out what they were ultimately trying to accomplish,” Runft said.

Reach Daniel Salazar at 316-269-6791 or dsalazar@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @imdanielsalazar.

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