POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect for alleged aggravated battery after an altercation with a teen.
On Sunday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a 16-year-old from Onaga who had been the victim of a battery and had suffered a burn during an altercation with a man from Onaga, according to Sheriff Greg Riat.
During the investigation it was alleged the 34-year-old suspect identified as Ryan Hager had acted in a reckless and intentional manner that caused the teen to suffer a burn to his arm.
Hager was contacted by law enforcement at his residence, however was unwilling to leave the residence. A search warrant was issued for the residence of 501 High Street and Hager was taken into custody without incident around 3:30 a.m. Monday.
Hager is being held for Arson, Aggravated Battery, Endangering a Child, Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer and Illegal drug charges. In addition, also taken into custody from the home was 34-year-old Rachel Hager for Interference with a law enforcement officer, according to Riat.
Both remain in custody at the Pottawatomie County Jail.
Hager has previous convictions for DUI and drugs, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Details of the investigation will be forwarded to the Pottawatomie County Attorney for review.