COLDWATER – Law enforcement authorities have made an arrest in connection with a murder in Comanche County.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported in a media release just after 11p.m. on Friday, the Comanche County Sheriff’s Office and Coldwater Police Department received a call regarding a man with a gunshot wound.
They discovered that forty-three year old Garden City resident Lelyn P. Betts had been fatally shot.
Throughout the weekend members of the Comanche County Sheriff’s Office, Coldwater Police Department, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation developed information that identified Frank D. Asebedo, Jr. as the suspect in the shooting.
With the cooperation of the community and a major, coordinated effort by the law enforcement community, Asebedo, a 42 year old from Protection, Kansas, was arrested without incident in Protection for 1st Degree Murder and Criminal Possession of a firearm.
Asebedo is being held in the Ford County Detention Center pending a first appearance in the Comanche County District Court.