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Columbus Man Handed Down Nearly 9 Year Prison Sentence


Tyner mug.pngSteven D. Tyner

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(Tyner taken into custody following

a pursuit from Missouri into Kansas.)

A Columbus man was sentenced to nearly nine years imprisonment earlier today in Cherokee County District Court.

Steven D. Tyner, age 50, received his 107 month sentence after pleading guilty to Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

Tyner's sentence comes after pleading guilty in two different criminal cases in Cherokee County.

In December 2022, Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Tyner at a remote cabin east of Crestline after a woman had been stabbed at that same location. Tyner remained in the Cherokee County Jail until posting bond in March 2023.

In May of 2023, an arrest warrant was issued for Tyner after violating the terms of his bond conditions.

On May 16, 2023, Cherokee County Investigators obtained information about Tyner's whereabouts in Joplin, Missouri.

Through a coordinated effort, Missouri law enforcement located and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Tyner, who then fled, leading authorities on a pursuit into Kansas.

Once in Kansas, Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputies performed a controlled tactical vehicle intervention, causing Tyner's vehicle to spin out, at which point he was apprehended again.

Tyner is being held in the Cherokee County Jail and has one additional upcoming sentencing scheduled for April 2024 on allegations of violating the Kansas Offender Registration Act.

Tyner is required to register as a violent offender under the Kansas Offender Registration Act after having been found guilty by a Cherokee County Jury in May, 2007 for Attempted Voluntary Manslaughter.

Tyner was prosecuted by the Office of Cherokee County Attorney Kurt Benecke.

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