Police arrested a Manhattan man after an hourlong search Tuesday afternoon on Deep Creek Road off of Pillsbury Drive.
Officers apprehended Jesse Mark Sexton, 33, on a Kansas Department of Corrections felony warrant for probation violation, which was issued July 16, around 2 p.m. in the 800 block of Deep Creek Road.
The Riley County emergency dispatch center received a call about an individual with active warrants nearby at 12:40 p.m. Officers responded to the area between Deep Creek Road and Pillsbury Drive and eventually detained Sexton about a mile away slightly more than an hour later.
The U.S. Marshals Service and Kansas Highway Patrol assisted with the search with help from dogs and a helicopter.
Sexton is confined at the Riley County Jail without bond.
Police said further charges are pending against Sexton.
Officers filed a report Tuesday for interference, aggravated assault and battery, all involving law enforcement officers, in connection with the incident.
Police listed four men, ages 31 to 39, as victims.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office also has an active warrant for failure to appear against Sexton, which was issued July 1.
Sexton has convictions dating back to 2011 in Riley and Pottawatomie counties for similar crimes, including battery against an officer and fleeing or eluding an officer.
RCPD posted a request on social media July 25 asking for the public to help locate Sexton after family members reported they were concerned for his safety.
Sexton replied to the posts on Facebook saying he was not missing.
“I’m not missing Maury determined that was a lie,” he wrote. “Like I said not missing and not talkin to y’all.”
Rowland said police were able to speak with Sexton over the phone later but had no further contact before Tuesday’s arrest.