TOPEKA — Authorities during the weekend arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with a recent homicide in Kansas after the wanted man stabbed a person on board an Amtrak train in the San Francisco Bay area.
The arrested man was identified as Robert Colson, 34, Bucksport, Maine.
In a news release Monday afternoon, Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Colson was being sought in California in connection with the shooting death of Matthew Schoshke earlier this month in Ottawa County in central Kansas.
On Aug. 12, Schoshke’s body was discovered by a family member in his home in Tescott, located approximately 25 miles northwest of Salina.
The KBI said Schoshke’s Ford F150 pickup truck was stolen from the scene. Authorities attempted to locate the missing truck and on Aug. 22, they received information that led them to believe the truck might have been in Los Angeles.
KBI agents and Ottawa County Sheriff Keith Coleman traveled to California, according to the news release. They collected evidence from the abandoned truck and were able to identify a suspect.
On Friday evening, a warrant for first-degree murder was issued for Colson’s arrest.
KBI agents, the sheriff, and Los Angeles Police Department homicide detectives were working to locate Colson, but before they could find him, he was involved in an incident around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Martinez, Calif., approximately 35 miles northeast of San Francisco.
During the incident, the KBI said, Colson allegedly stabbed a person while aboard an Amtrak train. Colson was attempting to escape from the train when he was injured.
The KBI said Colson was transported to a regional hospital for medical treatment.
The news release stated the Ottawa County Attorney will pursue extradition efforts following Colson’s release from the hospital.
The KBI and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance of authorities in California, made the arrest.
The investigation is ongoing. The Ottawa County Attorney’s Office is expected to prosecute the case.
Additional details about the case weren’t released.