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Police seek 2 suspects in theft of 3 vehicles from Bulldog Motors

Bowyer, Kelley allegedly stole 2013 Optima, 2015 Explorer, 2016 Ram in 2019

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Jan. 29, 2020) The Arkansas City Police Department has started a new social media campaign this week, called “Wanted Wednesday.”

The program will periodically feature persons who are wanted on active warrants in relation to open investigations at the Arkansas City Police Department.

The first two suspects to be featured are Zakery Lee Bowyer, 35, of Wichita, and Andrew Douglas Kelley, 37, of Marion, on numerous charges relating to a September 2019 burglary involving the theft of three vehicles from an Arkansas City car dealership.

Zakery Bowyer and Andrew KelleyOfficers responded Sept. 26, 2019, to a report of burglary at Bulldog Motors, located at 800 N. Summit St.

They determined that two suspects, later identified as Bowyer and Kelley, had forced entry into the building and removed numerous items of paperwork and keys to vehicles on the lot from the business.

Three vehicles were stolen from the lot:

  • A silver 2013 Kia Optima passenger car, which was found disabled and recovered Sept. 28, 2019, in the 15500 block of West 21st Street in Wichita;
  • A black 2016 Dodge Ram pickup truck, which was recovered Oct. 1, 2019, at the intersection of West Marie Street and 44th Street South in Wichita; and
  • A gray 2015 Ford Explorer, which was recovered Oct. 3, 2019, near Kansas Star Casino.

Investigators worked for several months to piece together where the vehicles had been taken and who might have been driving them just prior to their recovery.

Detectives conducted recent interviews that helped to corroborate information they had collected since last September, and led them to apply for arrest warrants for Bowyer and Kelley on burglary charges.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of either Bowyer or Kelley is encouraged to contact the Arkansas City Police Department at (620) 441-4444.

Those wishing to remain anonymous also may contact Cowley County Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest.

Call (620) 442-7777 in Arkansas City or (620) 221-7777 in Winfield, or visit www.tipsubmit.com or accs.crimestoppersweb.com to make an anonymous report.

An anonymous tip also can be submitted by texting ACTIPS to 847411.