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Reno County to pay over $11,000 for frying pan attack

March 31, 2011

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— A Reno County inmate who was stopped by a frying pan while allegedly trying to assault an elderly Hutchinson woman will cost the county more than $11,000.

Kevin Scott Funderburk is scheduled to appear in Reno County Court Friday on charges of attempted rape, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated battery.

Prosecutors say Funderbunk in December convinced a 71-year-old Hutchinson woman he was homeless and needed help. After she let him into her home, he allegedly tried to assault her and she knocked him unconscious with a frying pan.

The Hutchinson News reports that Funderbunk was arrested before being taken to the Wichita hospital to have his scalp stapled. Because the medical care occurred after the arrest, Reno County will pay just over $11,000 for his treatment.

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Roland Gunslinger 4 years, 1 month ago

Attorney's have nothing to do with it, it's the law. Any care while in police custody gets charged to the PD.

That's why in KCK when police have an injured suspect they don't arrest that person until AFTER they are treated. That way they don't have to pick up the tab.

consumer1 4 years, 1 month ago

But it is beause of greedy attourney's this liability even exist. So, don't try to tell me they have nothing to do with it.

littlexav 4 years, 1 month ago

no, this liability exists as a result of hundreds of years of jurisprudence stretching all the way back to england and in response to hundreds of years of prisoner abuse and mistreatment. it's justice, not greed.

Boston_Corbett 4 years, 1 month ago

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jhawkinsf 4 years, 1 month ago

"Charged with attempted rape, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated battery" on a 71 year old woman. If convicted, this man should spend the rest of this life in jail and his next life in hell. And no plea bargain where he pleads guilty to jaywalking and serves 10 days, please.

somedude20 4 years, 1 month ago

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Craig Weinaug 4 years, 1 month ago

Legally, counties are responsible for the medical expenses of prisoners in their custody. It is a state mandate that cost the Douglas County taxpayers $733,734 in 2008, $629,660 in 2009, and $688,683 in 2010. The actual cost can vary significantly from year to year depending on the medical condition of the persons who are sentenced by the courts to serve a sentence in the county jail. Under state law, counties have no discretion as to whether we provide such care: state law requires it, and county officials have no discretion over the sentencing of inmates.

nekansan 4 years, 1 month ago

Isn't this typically why individuals that are injured in the commission of a crime are not typically arrested until after they have received primary treatment from the hospital? Sounds like someone needs to remind Reno County law enforcement, arrest the guy after he has his head stapled!

Liberty275 4 years, 1 month ago

How many stitches will $11,000 buy? I've watched an emergency room doctor sew up parts of my body and each stitch with the cool little knot took about 10 seconds.

Jock Navels 4 years, 1 month ago

well now, if "obamacare" had totally kicked in, this guy would have his own health insurance...right? then the state law could be repealed, and the taxpayers wouldn't have to foot the bill....

alittlecurious 4 years, 1 month ago

Wouldn't the taxpayers be paying for this guy's health insurance anyway???

RoeDapple 4 years, 1 month ago

If she'd of whacked him a few more times maybe the state could of buried him a lot cheaper.

Adrienne Sanders 4 years, 1 month ago

The real problem here is the cost of healthcare. I have had staples in my scalp and it takes about half a second to put each one in. About two seconds to take each one out a couple weeks later (and that part's done by a nurse, not a doctor.) There's no way that should cost $11K.

billbodiggens 4 years, 1 month ago

It could be said that greedy attorneys that do exist are hired by greedy consumers. . .

Kontum1972 4 years, 1 month ago

so...was Funderbunk born in this country?

ranger73 4 years, 1 month ago

H&K USP with a .45 ACP configuration- The glock is nice but I like the feel and fit of this one better.

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