Jul 27, 2021 4:04 PM

Suspect charged in abduction, shooting of Kan. toddler

Posted Jul 27, 2021 4:04 PM

By ROD ZOOK

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The man arrested in connection with the abduction and shooting in Reno and Sedgwick counties was back in court Tuesday for the formal reading of charges.

Kamden Campos, 22,  is facing 12 counts including six counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of kidnapping, three counts of aggravated battery and two counts of criminal threat.

The six counts of attempted murder and the single kidnapping carry sentences of up to 55 years in prison if Campos is convicted. Campos told the court that he is working on finding an attorney and did not ask for a reduction in his bond, which is set at $2,101,500.

Campos was arrested after allegedly abducting a woman and her family in Wichita. They drove out to Cheney Lake. When the woman tried to escape in a vehicle, Campos allegedly shot at the vehicle, hitting a 2-year-old girl. 

The woman drove into Sedgwick County where she called 911. The child was taken to Wesley Medical Center where she underwent surgery and is recovering.

Campos' next court date is set for Aug. 4. If he does not have an attorney at that time, one could be appointed for him.

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The man arrested in connection with the July 19, abduction and shooting in Reno and Sedgwick counties will be back in court Tuesday for the formal reading of charges.

Kamden Campos, 22, is facing several alternative counts of attempted first-degree murder and several alternative counts of aggravated kidnapping. All are level one person felonies, which could see Campos spend a significant amount of time in prison if he is convicted.

Campos was arrested after allegedly abducting a woman and her family in Wichita. They drove out to Cheney Lake. When the woman tried to escape in a vehicle, Campos allegedly shot at the vehicle, hitting a 2-year-old girl. 

The woman drove into Sedgwick County where she called 911. The child was taken to Wesley Medical Center where she underwent surgery and is recovering.

Campos is still being held on a $2,101,500 bond.

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A man arrested in connection with the abduction and shooting in Reno and Sedgwick County on Monday made his first appearance in Reno County District Court Tuesday morning. The injured two-year-old had surgery and is recovering, according to the sheriff's department.

In a very short hearing, 22-year-old Kamden Campos answered two questions with one word answers and did not make any request for a reduction of his bond which is $2,101,500.

Campos is facing possible charges of four counts of attempted first degree murder, kidnapping and theft. Campos was arrested after allegedly abducting a woman and her daughter in Wichita. They drove out to Cheney Lake. When the woman tried to escape in a vehicle, Campos allegedly shot at the vehicle, hitting a 2-year-old. 

The woman drove into Sedgwick County where she called 911. The child was taken to Wesley Medical Center where she remained in critical condition, according to the Sheriff's office.

District Attorney Tom Stanton said he hopes to have formal charges filed by no later than Monday. Campos is due back in court Tuesday, July 27 unless charges are brought against him before then.