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Arkansas City man arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault

Rogers also accused of battery after Aug. 22 incident at Walmart

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 24, 2020) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man early in the afternoon of Aug. 22 after he allegedly brandished a knife outside a local store.

Eric Carter Rogers, 29, was arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor battery.

He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $10,750 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.

Rogers since has posted bond and been released from jail.

Officers were dispatched about 1:58 p.m. Aug. 22 to the parking lot of Walmart Supercenter, located at 2701 N. Summit St., for a report of a disturbance involving a knife.

They made contact with the victim, a 21-year-old Winfield man, and several witnesses, who reported the incident started after one of the parties honked his car horn at the other driver on Summit Street.

One of the drivers pulled his vehicle into the Walmart parking lot and parked it. Upon exiting the vehicle, the suspect allegedly became confrontational with the victim and pushed him.

Rogers then allegedly displayed a large knife and began yelling at the victim. He was later located inside Walmart by police and taken into custody without incident.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.