UPDATE: Kilbourne Charged With Attempted Murder

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Friday, September 6, 2013


Jan Tracy Kilbourne has been officially charged in connection to the shooting of a Butler County deputy earlier this week.

In court Friday afternoon, Kilbourne was charged with attempted capital murder, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and interference with law enforcement.

His bond has been set at $1,000,000 and his prelim has been scheduled for October 11.

Earlier today, Kilbourne was released from an area hospital and booked into the Butler County Jail where he's since been on suicide watch.

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After four days of searching, the man suspected of shooting a Butler County deputy during traffic stop is in custody.

Jan Tracy Kilbourne was captured overnight in Wichita. Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet credited cell phone technology and "good old-fashioned police work."

Sheriff Herzet said he was hiding in a car behind a residence in the 700 block of South Terrace around 2:40 a.m. Friday, but got out and ran into an alley when officers approached.

He was quickly captured by SCAT officers. He is currently being treated for a gunshot wound to the left hip area, that he is believed to have received during the traffic stop Monday morning.

Kilbourne was wanted for the shooting of a Butler County Sheriff's Deputy during a traffic stop early Monday morning. The search for the last two days had focused on Cowley County, most recently a creek near Winfield. It's still unclear if the man being sought in Cowley County was Kilbourne.

Sheriff Herzet says Kilbourne is so far not speaking to authorities. Once he's discharged from the hospital, he'll be booked into jail on an attempted capital murder, felony obstruction and felony possession of a firearm.

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