McPherson man arrested in Great Bend kidnapping case

By Chris Swick
June 02, 2015
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A McPherson man is among four people arrested in connection with a kidnapping case in Great Bend.

According to, William Allen, McPherson was arrested along with Jill Harney and Roberta Arell, both of Hutchinson, on charges of kidnapping. A fourth person has also been arrested, though authorities have yet to release a name.

Great Bend police reported being dispatched to a reported kidnapping on Saturday, where witness said Robin Pierce, 29, was taken against her will, though details were not released as to how Pierce was allegedly taken.

Pierce walked herself to the hospital, where she called police and identified the vehicle used in the alleged kidnapping, leading to the arrests.

Allen, Harney and Arell were all booked into the Barton County Jail on $100,000 bonds, each.

The investigation is ongoing.