Oct 12, 2021 1:00 AM

Suspects battered victims during Dairy Queen break-in

Posted Oct 12, 2021 1:00 AM
Sisson from an earlier arrest in Shawnee Co.
Sisson from an earlier arrest in Shawnee Co.

MANHATTAN —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a burglary and have two suspects in custody.

Just before 8p.m. Friday, offices filed a report for aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, domestic battery, battery, criminal damage to property, criminal threat, and violation of a protection order in Manhattan, according to the Riley County Police Department activity report.

A 38-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man reported two suspects forced entry into the Dairy Queen, 1015 N 3rd Street in Manhattan, while holding a "club" then chased one victim outside and battered him and the woman.

Police arrested Cornelius Lee Sisson, 37, and Kenneth Durell Dotson, 38, both of Manhattan.

Sisson was jailed on requested charges that include two counts of battery, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, aggravated burglary, and criminal threat, he remains confined in the Riley County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

Dotson from an earlier arrest in Geary Co.
Dotson from an earlier arrest in Geary Co.

Dotson was arrested on a requested charge of domestic battery, battery, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, violation of a protection order, and aggravated burglary, he remains confined in the Riley County Jail on a $24,000 bond, according to the RCPD.