The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office says on February 5, 2023 at approximately 8:13pm Cowley County Emergency Communications dispatched Arkansas City Fire/EMS to a pedestrian found laying in a ditch in the 31,000 block of 61 st Rd with injuries. Cowley County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area when it was reported that the individual may have been struck by a vehicle. Vehicle debris and a cell phone were found near where the individual was found lying. Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Kevin Horinek checked the area for a vehicle
with damage matching the debris and made contact with Brady Pudden, driver of a white Ford F250 with damage to the passenger side of the pickup. Brady was arrested for Duty of driver involving great bodily harm, Suspended License and Expired tag with a bond of $26,300.00. The individual was transported to the South Central Kansas Medical Hospital by
Arkansas City Fire/EMS, then to St Francis in Wichita, Ks by EagleMed. Condition at the time was Critical.