Dec 04, 2021 2:00 AM

3 jailed in SW Kan. after attack, robbery on man who hired them

Posted Dec 04, 2021 2:00 AM
Watson-photo Finney Co.
Watson-photo Finney Co.

FINNEY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a robbery and have three suspects in custody.

Just before 4p.m. Wednesday, police responded to report of a fight at the Quicker Market at 4005 E. US Highway 50 in Garden City, according to a media release.

Multiple witnesses told police they observed a man get attacked by three other men and that the individuals ran northbound through East Garden Village.

Fletcher photo Finney Co
Fletcher photo Finney Co

Officers located the three suspects, identified as Gary Fletcher, 24, Texas City, TX; Carlos Watson, 24, Galveston, TX; and Louis Benavides, Jr., 21, Hitchcock, TX, in East Garden Village, and took them into custody.

The investigation revealed that the victim had hired Fletcher, Watson, and Benavides for work in Garden City. Fletcher, Watson, and Benavides became upset with the victim, and a physical altercation occurred, with the victim’s wallet being taken.

Benavides-photo Finney Co.
Benavides-photo Finney Co.

The victim was treated for injuries by Finney County EMS at the scene. Officers later located the victim’s wallet.

Fletcher, Watson, and Benavides are being held without bond in the Finney County Jail on the requested charges of Aggravated Robbery.