OLATHE, Kan. (AP) – A judge has doubled the bail for a man suspected in an attempted robbery and shooting at a suburban Kansas City Wal-Mart.
The suspect, 27-year-old Arthur Fred Wyatt III, made his first court appearance Wednesday via closed circuit TV in Johnson County. The Kansas City Star reports his bail was increased to $2 million from $1 million.
Investigators say he and another man attacked a woman Sunday in the parking lot of a Shawnee Wal-Mart. A man in the lot intervened and was shot several times. Shawnee police say another good Samaritan shot and killed one of the attackers, John Simmons of Kansas City.
Police say Wyatt fled and was arrested Tuesday in Overland Park.
Wyatt told a Johnson County magistrate judge Wednesday he would hire his own attorney.