More children beaten and traumatized, and yet another police standoff (putting the police at risk)--all because dad RUFUS LEE JACKSON JR. just had to have custodial rights to his kids.
Shawnee County's family court is infamous for their coddling of criminal fathers like this--and their contempt for the basic safety of mothers and children.
How much you want to bet that these kids will STILL be required to visit Daddy? Wonder who the judge was this time...
Rossville man jailed after child beaten
Domestic dispute sends child to hospital, ends after standoff
Posted: September 3, 2011 - 11:20am
PHIL ANDERSON/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL
ROSSVILLE — A man who authorities said was involved in a domestic disturbance was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder after a brief standoff Saturday morning at a home in northwestern Shawnee County.
Shawnee County sheriff's deputies were sent about 10 a.m. to the Rossville city park on a report of an assault that occurred during an incident that involved a man, his wife and several children.
A Shawnee County Jail official identified the man as Rufus Lee Jackson Jr., 40, of Rossville.
Jail records show Jackson was booked at 2:40 p.m. in connection with attempted second-degree murder, felony obstruction, felony criminal threat, domestic battery, endangering a child and criminal possession of a firearm.
Sheriff's deputies said the incident involved a child custody dispute.
Authorities said the woman and her children had gone to the Rossville Community Center after the assault, then were taken by sheriff's deputies to the Rossville Fire Department for observation.
Shawnee County sheriff's Cpl. Tim Kampsen said officers later went to a residence in the 500 block of Navarre, where the man involved in the incident had been located.
Kampsen said the man at first refused to come out of the residence. Sheriff's deputies then evacuated people in the immediate area as a precaution.
Kampsen said officers made contact with the man by cell phone. The man then voluntarily came out of the house and was taken into custody around 11:30 a.m. by the Rossville Police Department.
The man was being questioned at Rossville police headquarters at 12:20 p.m.
Meanwhile, two children were reported to have suffered minor injuries in the incident.
American Medical Response ambulance crews about 10:45 a.m. checked on a 16-year-old boy who had been reportedly struck in the face and kicked in the chest. The boy was said to be in good condition and didn't require hospital treatment.
About 11:10 a.m., an 8-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Kampsen said he didn't know the extent of her injuries.
Besides the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office and Rossville Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
Capital-Journal staff writer Corey Jones contributed to this report.