Robert Colson, 34, of Bucksport, Maine, has been arrested in California in connection with the Aug. 12 shooting death of Matthew Schoshke, 35, of Tescott, according to a news release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Schoshke’s body was discovered by a family member in his Tescott home. His Ford F150 pickup truck had been taken from the scene.
Authorities released information about the missing truck and on Aug. 22, information was received that led them to believe it might have been located in Los Angeles, Calif., according to the release. KBI agents and Ottawa County Sheriff Keith Coleman traveled to California, where they collected evidence from the abandoned truck and were able to identify a possible suspect.
A warrant for first-degree murder was issued Friday evening for Colson.
As KBI agents, Ottawa County authorities and Los Angeles Police Department homicide detectives were working to locate Colson, he allegedly was involved in another incident in Martinez, California.
According to the KBI news release, Colson allegedly stabbed a person about 11:30 p.m. Saturday while aboard an Amtrak train. Colson was attempting to escape from the train when he was injured. He was transported to a regional hospital for medical treatment.
The release did not indicate the nature or extent of Colson’s injuries.
The Ottawa County Attorney’s Office will pursue extradition following Colson’s release from the hospital, according to the news release.
Numerous agencies assisted in the investigation and arrest, including the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office; the Los Angeles, California, Police Department; the Martinez, California, Police Department; the Amtrak Police Department; the Contra Costa County, California, District Attorney’s Office; the Walnut Creek, California, Police Department; the FBI; the Secret Service; the U.S. Marshall’s Service; the Fort Collins, Colorado, Police Department; the Larimer County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office; and the Kansas Highway Patrol.