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Gandy and Livingston Arrested

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Carlos Blake Gandy Carlos Blake Gandy
James Joseph Livingston James Joseph Livingston
CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS -

(12/10) Just before 11:00 Thursday morning, investigators attempted to stop a vehicle occupied by fugitives James Joseph Livingston and Carlos Blake Gandy.  The vehicle stopped near Southeast 76th and Robin Lane in the Riverton area where the suspects fled on foot. 

To contain the suspects, additional resources -including K-9's and a helicopter - were utilized to establish a perimeter and continue the search. 
At approximately 1:40 p.m., the suspects were located on an island in Spring River, near the Empire Electric Plant, and were taken into custody.Gandy was assessed by Cherokee County EMS at the scene after sustaining a bite from a police K-9.

Authorities have been searching for the two suspects following an incident on December 1st, which led to an Attempted First Degree Murder warrant being issued for Livingston and an Aggravated Battery warrant being issued for Gandy. 
Both suspects have been transported to the Cherokee County Jail where Livingston is held on $125,000.00 cash / surety bond and Gandy's bond has been set at $30,000.00 cash / surety.

In addition to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the following agencies participated in Thursday's search: Baxter Springs Police Department, Galena Police Department, Quapaw Tribal Marshal's, Kansas Highway Patrol, Missouri Highway Patrol, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Kansas Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Although the vehicle was struck, the victim was not injured and was able to get away.Just after to 7:00 p.m. on December 1, 2015, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots fired north of Galena.  When law enforcement arrived, they learned a physical altercation had occurred, where the victim was struck multiple times and his cell phone was stolen.  As the victim attempted to escape, one of the suspects allegedly shot at him multiple times. 

As a result of the investigation, three suspects have been identified.  One suspect, Megan Channel, 32, of Galena was arrested on December 3rd on a warrant for Robbery and Aggravated Battery.  She has since been released after posting $30,000.00 bond.

Authorities are still searching for James Joseph Livingston, 34 of the Galena area, who is wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery.  Also wanted is Carlos Joseph Blake Gandy, 30 of Galena, on charges of Aggravated Battery.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Livingston and Gandy are urged to contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 620-429-3992 or their local law enforcement agency.

(Press Release from Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)

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