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Crime & Courts

December 18, 2013

Pittsburg man facing charges in assault case

PITTSBURG, Kan. — A Pittsburg man faces multiple charges in connection with incidents involving a woman over the weekend at a rural Pittsburg residence.

Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak said Aaron M. Swink, 29, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, sexual battery and assault, distribution of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and domestic battery. Bonds on the charges totaled $141,500.

Peak said department deputies were dispatched at 10:11 a.m. Monday in reference to a female needing assistance.

Peak said the woman reported she was held against her will over the weekend and had been assaulted. She also alleged that Swink had fired a handgun inside of the residence.

The woman said she was able to escape from the residence at 9:10 a.m. Monday when she was left unattended. She said she ran from the house and fled in a vehicle with Swink pursuing her on foot and that he jumped onto the vehicle as she drove away. Swink fell from the vehicle.

Deputies arrested Swink without incident at the Pittsburg Judicial Center, where he was to appear in court on an unrelated case. Peak said a search warrant was obtained for the Swink residence.

Swink was being held Tuesday night in the Crawford County Jail at Girard.

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