U.S. Marshals and Overland Park (K.S.) police officers apprehended the Lexington County suspect who has been wanted by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department since March 2014 on Sunday, according to authorities.
Amanda Lyons, a U.S. Marshals Service spokeswoman, said 51-year-old Robert Alan Burris turned himself in to Overland Park police on Sunday after he filed a false police report about a broken windshield. He is currently being held at the Johnson County (K.S.) Detention Center and will appear in court for a bond and extradition hearing later Monday.
Lyons said Burris fled South Carolina after he allegedly kidnapped a female victim against her will, tied her up, beat and strangled her. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department issued arrest warrants for Burris related to kidnapping and criminal domestic violence charges. The investigation was adopted by the U.S. Marshals after a tip they received Friday alerted them that Burris was hiding in the Kansas City area.
Burris had assumed the identity of a Curtis Michael Ditch and was working odd-jobs at an apartment complex. U.S. Marshals set up surveillance surrounding the apartment complex, but Burris was able to evade law enforcement after he was tipped off that they were searching for him, according to Lyons.