Nov 22, 2021 5:45 PM

RCPD: Kan. man accused in attack jailed for stalking victims

Posted Nov 22, 2021 5:45 PM
Kenneth Dotson- from an earlier arrest in Geary Co.
Kenneth Dotson- from an earlier arrest in Geary Co.

By Scott Edger
Little Apple Post

RILEY COUNTY —Just before 8p.m. Sunday, Riley County Police arrested 38-year-old Kenneth Durell Dotson for multiple counts of stalking, protection order violations, and interference with a law enforcement officer. 

Police say Dotson’s current arrest and charges stem from his October 12 arrest in connection with a violent attack at a Dairy Queen in Manhattan.  

On October 12, the police arrested Dotson and Cornelius Lee Sisson, 37, both of Manhattan, after they reportedly forced their way into the Dairy Queen at 1015 N. Third Street and chased a man and woman outside before assaulting them with a weapon. 

Police arrested Dotson at his home at 12:14 Saturday morning, October 12. He was charged with domestic battery, battery, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, violation of a protection order and aggravated burglary.  

At the time of the Sunday night incident, Dotson was free on a $50,000 bond posted October 20. Following his release, Dotson was issued a protection order banning contant with witnesses. 

Authorities had recently taken multiple reports of Dotson stalking and contacting witnesses from the October 12 attack. Dotson is scheduled for a December 7 hearing in Riley County District Court for the October 12 case.