Kansas Bank Robbery Suspect Makes Court Appearance
SALINA (AP) – A central Kansas bank robbery suspect has been charged with firing at a trooper who pursued him as he fled with a woman and three children in a sport utility vehicle.
A Saline County judge appointed a public defender Friday to represent 30-year-old Jason Michael Gleason. The public defender’s office didn’t immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.
Gleason is charged with attempted first-degree murder for shooting at the trooper after crashing his SUV Tuesday night near Gypsum. The officer returned fire, and two people in the SUV were injured.
Authorities haven’t released the ages of the children in the SUV or said why they or the woman were with Gleason. Other charges against Gleason include four counts of attempted second-degree murder.