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Archive for Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jefferson County authorities seeking man described as armed and dangerous

March 20, 2012, 4:02 p.m. Updated March 20, 2012, 4:48 p.m.

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Russell Dean Baston

Russell Dean Baston

Russell Baston was last known to be driving a stolen Green 1995 Ford F250 extended cab pickup with no license plate.  If you have any information in regards to the location of Baston please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 785-863-2351.  All calls will be kept confidential.

Russell Baston was last known to be driving a stolen Green 1995 Ford F250 extended cab pickup with no license plate. If you have any information in regards to the location of Baston please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 785-863-2351. All calls will be kept confidential.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s officials are seeking the public’s help in locating a 44-year-old man wanted in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts in Jefferson County.

Sheriff’s officials identified the suspect Tuesday as Russell Dean Baston, who is known to travel among Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties.

“Baston should be considered armed and dangerous,” Detective Sgt. Kirk Vernon wrote in a news release.

He is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall, between 225 and 250 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last known to be driving a stolen Green 1995 Ford F-250 extended-cab pickup truck with no license plate.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig said that in one recent burglary in Jefferson County, Baston is suspected of firing a round while inside a house, but the victims were not home at the time and no injuries were reported. He’s also suspected of stealing vehicles in Lawrence and Topeka.

Baston has spent time in prison in Kansas, including for a 1995 attempted aggravated robbery conviction for an incident northwest of Lawrence, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. He also was convicted for a Jan. 21, 1996, escape from Douglas County Jail. According to news reports at the time, Baston overpowered a corrections officer who was delivering inmate medications and broke a lock on a perimeter door, slipped down a stairwell and exited through a first-floor door.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s officials asked anyone with information about Baston to call the sheriff’s office at 785-863-2351.

Comments

RoeDapple 2 years ago

So . . . what was the last job he pulled?

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arielstarr 2 years ago

Yeah you look real hard talking crap on the internet when no 1 knows the truth everyone talk about my dad he is a great man you guys don't know he said she said don't make it the truth some dude 20 bet you don't have a job either at least my dad has had plenty of them you know nothing grow up and talk about someone else

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Centurion 2 years ago

Rumor has it that he has been caught. More to that rumor but it is just hear say for now.

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tsmjcc 2 years ago

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onlymee 2 years ago

YEA, BIG MAN KNOCKING OLD PEOPLE DOWN.

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somedude20 2 years ago

Guess the bright side is that this man is at least working on his craft. Most people try a job, fail then try something else. Russ here, tried, failed (jail) but stuck with it and went a number of years without getting caught...way to go!

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lovinlife 2 years ago

Don't be fooled by all the scary ideas they are throwing out there, Russell is a very charming guy always sporting a huge smile and if you actually know him you'd find it hard to believe that he is so dangerous. He doesn't know any other way to be and unfortunately will probably spend the rest of his life this time as I'm sure its at least his 3rd strike. He is rarely dangerous to the general public as a matter of fact I'd invite him into my home now if he showed up, I'd just go to another room and call the cops.

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Proudmomofthree 2 years ago

So Sad! I have known this man way more than half my life!!! My sisters and I grew up with Russell. Terrible he has chosen this path to live!!! Very unfortunante!!!!!

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madashell71 2 years ago

What the hell is wrong with this guy, ive known him for half my life. And he just can't stay outta trouble...and your right Russell would wear a mutha out....

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 2 years ago

"He is described as 6-feet, 1-inch tall, "

The picture shows that he's barely 6' tall, probably closer to 5'11.

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onlymee 2 years ago

i hope they catch him and his women AND FRY THEM BOTH, THEY HAVE NO CARE WHO THEY HURT IN THE PROCESS, OLDER PEOPLE ,I WISH ID CATCH HIM FIRST,

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thebigspoon 2 years ago

Shouldn't be hard to find that truck. Just stake out the gas stations in the area. I am sure it gets really good fuel mileage ???

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Centurion 2 years ago

I think he has long hair now. Normally wears it in a pony tail. He was seen in North Lawrence yesterday driving the f-250.

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g_rock 2 years ago

Dude. That is sooooooo Sean Penn.

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irvan moore 2 years ago

i hope he gives up peacefully and no leo or civilian gets hurt

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George Diepenbrock 2 years ago

We have a different photo. Putting it up now.

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kernal 2 years ago

The kasper site doesn't handle traffic well, so it may take a few to several minutes for the info to come up.

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Jennifer Klopp 2 years ago

I hope they catch him. There have been so many burglaries in this area, especially rural areas, lately.

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GUMnNUTS 2 years ago

Picture would be cool.

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