TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A man convicted of kidnapping a northeastern Kansas couple has lost his bid for damages from a Topeka police officer who shot him while making the arrest.
Twenty-six-year-old Jesse Dimmick was a fugitive from criminal charges in Colorado when he burst into a home in the Topeka suburb of Dover in September 2009. The couple escaped and called police when Dimmick fell asleep.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a Shawnee County jury on Thursday ruled against Dimmick in a lawsuit seeking up to $436,000 in damages from the city of Topeka and police Sgt. Guy Gardner.
Gardner says his weapon fired accidentally. The jury ruled that Dimmick now a prisoner in a Colorado jail was 100 percent responsible for the incident.