Arrest Made In Barton County Shooting Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection to a body found in Kansas field.

The Barton county sheriff's office said hunters found Damon Galyardt's body in a rural area on Saturday. Investigators believe the 25-year-old was shot to death.

Officials said a third search warrant was executed at a Great Bend residence on Tuesday. One person was arrested at that time, and booked into the Barton County jail on unrelated charges.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the case.

UPDATE: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Barton County authorities have recovered a vehicle in connection to a weekend shooting death.

The body of Damon Galyardt, 25, was found in a Barton County field Saturday. Investigators said he died of a gunshot wound.

Authorities executed a search warrant at a Great Bend home Monday night. The Barton county sheriff's department said interviews led to a second warrant. Law enforcement officers recovered a vehicle that may have been involved in the case. Officials said the vehicle is being held for forensic testing.

Investigators have called Galyardt's death suspicious, but do not have any suspects in custody.

The Barton County sheriff's office, the Great Bend police department, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are working on the case.

Update: Monday, November 14, 2011

New information has been released about a Great Bend man whose body was discovered in a Barton County field over the weekend.

Officials with the Great Bend Sheriff's Office say Damon Galyardt, 25, died of a gunshot wound. They are calling the death suspicious.

Galyardt's body was found Saturday morning on South West 60 Road and 30 Avenue. Officers on the scene recovered a blanket stained with what appeared to be blood.

The Barton County Sheriff's Office, Great Bend Police Department, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are investigating the murder.

b>Saturday, November 12, 2011

The body of a 25-year-old man has been found southwest of Great Bend.

Barton County Sheriff Greg Armstrong says hunters found the body of Great Bend resident Damon Galyardt on Saturday.

Armstrong did not release the cause of death but said it's under investigation.

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