Two men shot, found at separate locations

Crime

UPDATED: PAWNEE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Two suspects in a Pawnee County shooting on Dec. 11 made their first court appearance Wednesday afternoon.

Pawnee County Attorney Douglass McNett said Thomas R. Jones, III, aka Tre Jones, 21 of Larned, and Tristin M. Scott, 18 of Larned, made their first Appearance concerning their alleged involvement in the shooting of two individuals in Burdett, Kansas during the morning hours of December 11, 2020.

Both victims of the shooting are expected to make full recoveries.

Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said on Tuesday the KBI presented its findings and arrest warrants were issued for four individuals alleged to be involved in the shooting.

Jones and Scott, along with two juveniles, were arrested separately earlier in the day Wednesday by KBI agents. The two juveniles are being held in a juvenile detention center. Detention Hearings will be held on Monday, Dec. 28.

Jones is charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to committed aggravated Robbery, two felony counts of contributing to a Child’s Misconduct by encouraging the committing of a felony, two counts of felony aggravated endangering a child and felony inference with law enforcement, to wit: concealing of evidence.

If convicted, Jones could face four and a half to 20 years in prison.

Scott is charged with two counts of attempted second degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to committed aggravated robbery, two felony counts of contributing to a child’s misconduct by encouraging the committing of a felony, two counts of felony aggravated endangering a child and felony Inference with law enforcement, to wit: concealing of evidence.

If convicted, Scott face two and a half to 11 years in prison.

Jone’ next hearing is scheduled for January 5, 2021. Scott’s hearing is scheduled for January 6, 2021. The defendants are being held in the custody of the Pawnee County Sheriff in lieu of bond.


Authorities in Pawnee County are investigating after they found two shooting victims early Friday morning in Burdett.

The first 911 call came in around 12:20 a.m., of a shooting at a house in the 700 block of Elm Street.

Before first responders could get to the scene, they learned another 911 call came in of a shooting victim a block away from the first.

Investigators believe the two men were together when they were shot outside the house on Elm Street. They say the second man was able to run to a nearby house to get help.

The victim who was still at the house on Elm Street is 51 years old. He had several gunshot wounds. He is in a Wichita hospital in serious condition.

The second victim is a 30 year old. He was treated at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital and has been released.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case.

Anyone with information related to the shooting is asked to call the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office at (620) 285-2211.

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