TOPEKA (KSNT) — A Kansas man was incarcerated in the Shawnee County Jail on charges of criminally damaging property in the Capitol area.
According to Lieutenant Terry Golightly of the Kansas Highway Patrol, an officer responded to a call Thursday evening about a broken window.
“The officer came to a call from someone breaking a window and arrested the suspect, whose name is Joshua Hamilton Fairbanks at 7:32 am,” Golightly told the Kansas Capitol Bureau in a phone call Friday morning.
The Kansas Capitol Bureau confirmed Friday morning that the broken window was on the second floor of the Statehouse in the North Wing. The window has since been boarded up and cleaning crews arrived around 9am. A member of staff said it was necessary to clean the blood from the window.
According to Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Crittenden, a public resources officer for the agency, the suspect suffered lacerations to his hands.
“Our Capitol Police have had contact with a male subject who suffered lacerations to his hand, as a result of a glass window in a door breaking,” Crittenden shared in an email Friday. “He was transported to a local hospital for his injuries and was subsequently committed to the Shawnee County Jail on unrelated charges. Criminal property damage charges are pending at this time.
The suspect was incarcerated in the Shawnee County Jail and is charged with criminal property damage, possession of opiates, opium, narcotics or certain stimulants, and “trafficking contraband in corr/care fac; Intro firearms/expl/cont/subs for reasons.”
The suspect is being held without bond.