Christopher Ryan Major, 43, and Debra Gardner, 53, were arrested on Oct. 13 after an incident led to the need of less lethal force to be used in their apprehension.
According to Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr, at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 13, deputies with Ford County Sheriff's Office assisted the Kansas Highway Patrol with a traffic stop on a stolen trailer.
The traffic stop occurred on Highway 34 south of Bucklin.
In the press release, Carr said, "A male subject exited the vehicle armed with knives acting in an aggressive non-compliant manner toward officers, as a result the subject was brought under control with less lethal force."
As a result of the traffic stop, both Major and Gardner were arrested and taken to the Ford County Detention Center.
Carr added that the subject the less lethal force was used on, was treated at Western Plains Medical Complex then released back into the detention center.
"The case is still under investigation and will be sent to the Ford County Attorney's Office for review and charging decisions," Carr said.
According to the jail log, Major was charged with possession of stolen property of a value between $25,000 to $100,000; interference with law enforcement officer, falsely report a felony crime intending action; aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and unsafe operation of motor vehicles.
Gardner has been charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana.
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