Rossville man jailed after child beaten
Domestic dispute sends child to hospital, ends after standoff
PHIL ANDERSON/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL
Officers from the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Rossville Police Department responded to a domestic incident in which a man was taken into custody after a standoff Saturday morning in Rossville.
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BOOKING PHOTO/SHAWNEE COUNTY JAIL
Rufus Jones, Jr., of Rossville, faces charges of attempted second degree murder after a domestic dispute left two children injured. He was arrested at a Rossville home following a standoff with police.
ROSSVILLE — A man who authorities said was involved in a domestic disturbance was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder after a brief standoff Saturday morning at a home in northwestern Shawnee County.
Shawnee County sheriff's deputies were sent about 10 a.m. to the Rossville city park on a report of an assault that occurred during an incident that involved a man, his wife and several children.
A Shawnee County Jail official identified the man as Rufus Lee Jackson Jr., 40, of Rossville.
Jail records show Jackson was booked at 2:40 p.m. in connection with attempted second-degree murder, felony obstruction, felony criminal threat, domestic battery, endangering a child and criminal possession of a firearm.
Sheriff's deputies said the incident involved a child custody dispute.
Authorities said the woman and her children had gone to the Rossville Community Center after the assault, then were taken by sheriff's deputies to the Rossville Fire Department for observation.
Shawnee County sheriff's Cpl. Tim Kampsen said officers later went to a residence in the 500 block of Navarre, where the man involved in the incident had been located.
Kampsen said the man at first refused to come out of the residence. Sheriff's deputies then evacuated people in the immediate area as a precaution.
Kampsen said officers made contact with the man by cell phone. The man then voluntarily came out of the house and was taken into custody around 11 a.m. by the Rossville Police Department.
The man was being questioned at Rossville police headquarters at 12:20 p.m.
Meanwhile, two children were reported to have suffered minor injuries in the incident.
American Medical Response ambulance crews about 10:45 a.m. checked on a 16-year-old boy who had been reportedly struck in the face and kicked in the chest. The boy was said to be in good condition and didn't require hospital treatment.
About 11:10 a.m., an 8-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation. Kampsen said he didn't know the extent of her injuries.
Besides the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office and Rossville Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
Capital-Journal staff writer Corey Jones contributed to this report.