The Miami County Sheriff, along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest in connection with shots fired at law enforcement officers in rural Miami County on Sept. 9.

Law enforcement is looking for Jose Arellano Villa, a 5’ 5” Hispanic male (DOB 9/30/76) as a person of interest.  

On Sept. 9, at approximately 9:30 a.m., two KBI agents and one Miami County Sheriff’s deputy went to investigate a field in Miami County to conduct an investigation into possible marijuana cultivation.  While at the location, a person in the white pickup truck pulled up and began firing shots.

No one was injured during the incident.

If you have information about the white truck, the incident or Jose Arellano Villa please contact the Miami County Sheriff’s Office at  913-294-4444 or the KBI at 1-800-KSCRIME.