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Battery victim taken to KU Med - Great Bend
Great Bend Police Department reports on recent arrests
Joseph Wayne Rogers
Joseph Wayne Rogers

A suspect is in custody on an aggravated battery charge following an incident reported to the Great Bend Police Department Sunday afternoon. The GBPD released information on this and three more felony arrests that were made on Sunday, June 2.

• At approximately 2:52 p.m. Sunday, June 9, GPBD officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Washington St., where a woman said she was battered by Joseph Rogers, 49, who then fled the scene. Great Bend EMS transported the victim to KU Med Great Bend Campus. Officers obtained information that Rogers was possibly at a location outside the city limits. Deputies from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office assisted and were able to locate Rogers and place him under arrest. He was transported to the Barton County Jail, where he was booked on an aggravated battery charge in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

• On June 2, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Madison St., in reference to a domestic disturbance. They contacted the alleged victim, who reported she was having an argument with her boyfriend, Robert Stanley Jr., 28. During the investigation, the woman stated Stanley was holding her down on the bed and impeded her ability to breathe. Officers arrested Stanley and took him to the Barton County Jail where he was booked on requested charges of aggravated domestic battery and criminal restraint.

• On June 2, at approximately 02:23 a.m., officers from the Great Bend Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Warner Circle. During the investigation, officers received reports that Phil Register, 47, battered a family member, causing the family member to lose teeth. Register was arrested on scene for aggravated battery and was booked at the Barton County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

• On June 2, at approximately 01:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to Charlie’s Place, 1109 Main, in reference to a hit-and-run accident. Officers were advised Angel Armendariz-Galindo, 38, was the driver who left the scene. Upon officers’ arrival, they observed him return to the scene while operating a vehicle. Armendariz-Galindo was later arrested for driving while suspended, trafficking contraband into a correctional facility, possession of cocaine, and driving while being a habitual violator.

If anyone has any information regarding these or any other investigations, they are encouraged to contact the Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120 or Great Bend Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300 or online at