Second arrest made in robberies that led to K-State lockdown

(KSNT Photo/Gwen Baumgardner)

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – A second arrest has been made by Riley County Police in the robbery case that caused the K-State and Manhattan Christian College campuses to go on lockdown.

RCPD reports that 20-year-old Johnathon Elliot of Manhattan was arrested in the series of robberies and theft reported in the central part of the city. He was arrested at the police department for aggravated robbery, contributing to a child’s misconduct, and theft. As of this morning, Elliott was behind bars at the Riley County Jail on a $130,000 bond.

Officers expect that more arrests will be made in this case. According to a news release from the department, detectives are currently seeking information about this crime and ask that anyone with tips contact the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777 or online atwww.ManhattanRileyCountyCrimeStoppers.com. Crime Stoppers is an anonymous service and could qualify you for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.

As we previously reported, the first arrest in the case came Wednesday when Another 20-year-old Manhattan man, Sean Johnson, was arrested for multiple robberies and a foot chase by police last Friday that caused the Kansas State University campus and surrounding area to go on lockdown.

In the early morning hours of Friday, September 4th, a series of robberies and a theft were reported in the central Manhattan.

The Riley County Police Department says in two of these incidents the suspects were armed with a handgun.  Riley County Police Officers set up a perimeter in the area and later became involved in a foot chase of a suspect who was last seen running onto the K-State campus.

Days later detectives with the Riley County Police Department were able to identify and arrest Johnson.

He was placed under arrest for two counts of aggravated robbery, robbery, contributing to a child’s misconduct and for theft.  His bond was listed at $150,000.

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