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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Arrest Made in Aggravated Burglary

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Chancellor Copenhaver, 31, of Wamego was arrested Friday after he broke into an apartment armed with a shotgun.

The Riley County Communications Center received a 911 call around 8:45 a.m. on May 12, 2023, reporting an active burglary in the 1300 block of Flint Hills Pl. in Manhattan. RCPD officers quickly arrived on scene and found Copenhaver behind the apartment along with the residents who are known to him.

Copenhaver sustained a minor head injury during a struggle with a 47-year-old man inside the apartment. Investigation revealed Copenhaver had grabbed and forced a 20-year-old woman out of the apartment during the struggle. It was also reported that Copenhaver had contacted the woman and went to her residence multiple times against her will after being trespassed.

Neither of the victims were treated for injuries.

Copenhaver was taken into custody and transferred to Via Christi by Riley County EMS for treatment of his injury. He was later released and transferred to the Riley County Jail.

He was arrested for aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and stalking, and remains confined with a total bond of $250,000.

The investigation into this case is ongoing.

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