Third arrest made in connection with fight

10/13/2012

CORRECTION: A previous online version of this story misidentified Ryan James Burback and inaccurately reported his alleged involvement in an incident that occurred Oct. 6. Burback was arrested Oct. 7 on an allegation of interference with law enforcement in connection with a fight that allegedly took place between James Garcia and David Jordan. According to police, Burback was on scene and allegedly obstructed the officer’s investigation. Garcia and Jordan each were arrested on allegations of aggravated battery and interference with a law enforcement officer.

CORRECTION: A previous online version of this story misidentified Ryan James Burback and inaccurately reported his alleged involvement in an incident that occurred Oct. 6. Burback was arrested Oct. 7 on an allegation of interference with law enforcement in connection with a fight that allegedly took place between James Garcia and David Jordan. According to police, Burback was on scene and allegedly obstructed the officer’s investigation. Garcia and Jordan each were arrested on allegations of aggravated battery and interference with a law enforcement officer.

By The Telegram

James Garcia, 24, one of two men allegedly involved in a fight on Oct. 6, was arrested at 12:14 a.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of West Campbell Street and lodged in the Finney County Jail on allegations of aggravated battery and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Two Garden City men were arrested last weekend in connection with the fight, which took place Oct. 6.

David Jordan, 39, was arrested Oct. 6 on allegations of aggravated battery and interference with law enforcement, and Ryan James Burback, 27, was arrested on Sunday on an allegation of interference with law enforcement.

At about 6:26 p.m. Oct. 6, Garden City police responded to a fight at 1905 Pawnee Road, Apt. A. When officers arrived, they were told that Garcia and Jordan, who had been fighting, had fled on foot prior to their arrival on scene.

Officers determined that Jordan and Garcia allegedly were involved in a physical altercation, in which Jordan allegedly struck Garcia with a frying pan, knocking him unconscious. According to Garden City police Sgt. Michael Reagle, Garcia allegedly had a knife and Jordan suffered a cut to his hand during the altercation.

When officers located Jordan in the area, he attempted to flee but was caught by officers and arrested at the scene. He was transported to St. Catherine Hospital, where he was treated and released for a hand injury and lodged in the Finney County Jail.

Garcia was transported to St. Catherine with a head injury. He was life-watched to Via Christi Hospital in Wichita and later released, according to hospital officials. He was then arrested Tuesday night and lodged in the Finney County Jail.

According to police, Burback was on scene during the fight and allegedly obstructed the officer's investigation.

Reagle said that the incident is still under investigation.

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