Investigation Continues in the Shooting Death of a 25-year-old Great Bend Man

By Matt Unruh ~ Great Bend Post

It’s been three weeks since 25-year-old Great Bend resident Damon Galyardt’s body was found near a Barton County road.

Authorities reported that Galyardt was shot to death, and his body was found hours before he was named a suspect by law enforcement in a counterfeit money crime in Lyons.

A female subject was arrested in Lyons in connection to the counterfeit money case. Barton County Sheriff Greg Armstrong reports they’re still investigating Galyardt’s shooting death case.

Barton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case as a 1st degree murder, with the assistance of the Great Bend Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. No suspect has been named in the case, but they did arrest a person of interest the week following Galyardt’s death.