Newton police investigating dart gun attack on two girls

By: David Marcus Email
By: David Marcus Email

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NEWTON, Kan.- Newton police are on the lookout for a couple in their 30's or 40's, who lashed out at two young girls while they were swimming.

The attack happened Sunday, July 27th, in Sand Creek in Newton, between the 1500 block of North Main and a nearby railroad bridge.

Janelle Tillman says her daughter and a friend were having fun and perhaps being a little loud in the creek.

A couple in their 30's or 40's who were fishing nearby and said to be drinking became angry, starting shouting at the girls and calling them names.

That's when things quickly escalated out of control and the older couple decided to go on the offensive.

"They told them they were both fat and ugly. They told them to kill themselves," says Tillman. "The couple decided to go up and get a blowgun and over 3-inch darts. They started shooting them, blowing them at the kids. One hit my daughter in the heel and it went in, an inch and a half."

Tillman's daughter was treated for that dart injury and is doing just fine. Both kids are still pretty shaken up.

Newton police are looking for a white male in his 30's or 40's with blonde hair and a receding hairline, and a white female in her 30's or 40's with burgundy hair.

Much more on this story Saturday throughout our Saturday newscasts on KAKE News.


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