Hutchinson man guilty of using girlfriend as police shield

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson man is guilty of kidnapping after using his girlfriend as a shield to escape from police.

After a Reno County jury convicted 32-year-old Todd Lloyd Thursday, he was arrested as he was being led to the jail for allegedly complaining and threatening to kill several police officers.

The Hutchinson News reports ( ) that prosecutors alleged Lloyd pointed two knives at his girlfriend’s head in April when police came to arrest him on a warrant. He also placed her between himself and armed officers.

Lloyd’s attorney contended the girlfriend voluntarily went with Lloyd and stood between him and officers to keep him from being shot.

State records show Lloyd has 11 convictions since 2001 in Reno, Sedgwick and Leavenworth counties.


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