Case Involving Cowley Wrestlers, Burn Victim, To Be Turned Over To County Attorney Monday


The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office will be turning over its findings from an investigation into an underage drinking party on Oct. 6 that led to one person hospitalized with burn injuries to the county attorney’s office Monday.

Sheriff David Falletti told KSOK Thursday his office has been conducting interviews and that the county attorney’s office will decide how the case will move forward.

The sheriff’s office said in a news release last Friday a party in rural Cowley County turned violent after a fight broke out and a man fell into a fire. A witness told deputies the individual was pushed back into the fire after he tried to get back up.

The individual, who has not been identified, was transferred to Wichita for further treatment.

The sheriff’s office says two unidentified Cowley College wrestlers are suspects.

In the aftermath of the incident, three Cowley College wrestling coaches were fired by Cowley President Randy Smith and both wrestlers have been expelled.

Falletti said the sheriff’s office has no information that any coaches were present at the party.