Jan Kilbourne taken into custody early Friday morning

JanTracy Kilbourne

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WICHITA, Kansas – The man who shot Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Lawrence was arrested in Wichita early Friday morning.

Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence

Jan Tracy Kilbourne was located in the 700 block of S. Terrace around 2:40 a.m.

Wichita police took him into custody.  He made his first court appearance in Butler County Friday afternoon.

Officers found him hiding in a car and wearing a wig.

“Mr. Kilbourne was hiding in a car in the back of the residence.  As they approached, he jumped out of the car and ran. He was taken into custody by the Wichita SCAT team,” said Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet.

Deputies were following several tips throughout the last few days.

They say they tracked Kilbourne down with the help of technology.

“They developed some cell phone numbers which were associates of Kilbourne’s. By chasing down those leads, we were able to get information that he was in the Wichita area,” said Herzet.

Kilbourne had been on the run since Monday morning after authorities say he shot at a Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Lawrence.

Deputy Jacob Lawrence was wearing a bulletproof vest but was injured in the shoulder.

He is recovering at home from his wound.

Lawrence returned fire and shot Kilbourne in the hip.

After his arrest, deputies took Kilbourne to an El Dorado hospital to be treated.

Kilbourne was booked in the Butler County Jail on attempted capital murder, felony obstruction, and felony possession of a firearm.

He will be back in court for a preliminary hearing on October 11th.

He is being held on a $1 million bond.

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