Officer injured during search

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On Thursday, June 6, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) Northeast Child Victims Task Force, along with the KBI Cyber Crime Unit and the Rossville Police Department, executed a search warrant for child sexual abuse material in Rossville, Kan.

At approximately 6:40 a.m., law enforcement officers executed the search warrant for child sexual abuse material at 128 Pearl Street in Rossville for an investigation that began on Jan. 23.

One occupant of the home, John Ross, 55, of Rossville, became combative while being detained. During that time, Ross bit a Task Force Agent and broke skin. The Task Force Agent was treated and released.

Ross was transported to Stormont for minor injuries. He was treated and released and is in custody at the Shawnee County Detention Center. Ross was arrested on charges for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and obstruction of legal process.

Methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found at the residence during the search.

The investigation for child sexual abuse material and drug possession remains ongoing.

No further information will be released at this time.

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