Kansas officials are looking for a teenager considered armed and dangerous

CHAPMAN, Kan. (WIBW) – Central Kansas officials are looking for a 17-year-old Chapman-area man who allegedly made violent threats on social media against members of the public who should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Dickinson Co. Sheriff’s Office says that on Monday evening July 11 MPs were made aware of a male minor who allegedly made serious threats to harm and kill members of the general public. The teenager has been identified as Jacob Lawrence Schoby, 17.

The sheriff’s office said with the Chapman Police Department, officials have opened an investigation into the threats. As a precaution, he said the victims of a previous case involving the same teenager at the Chapman ball complex and pool had been evacuated.

Officials said the Schoby was described as a white male, who is around 5ft 10in tall, weighs around 140lbs and has shaggy brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black and white sweatshirt in the area of ​​1400 Ave. and Fair Rd. south of Abilene around 9 p.m. Monday.

The sheriff’s office said a search of the area – including the CPD, the Abilene Police Departmentthe Saline Co. Sheriff’s Officethe Junction City Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol – proved unsuccessful and the teenager could not be located.

Officials said Dickinson Co. EMS had been on standby throughout the search, which used the KHP helicopter unit, K-9s and drone units, as well as a mobile infrared unit to the front of the Saline Co. Sheriff’s Office. Dickinson Co. Fire District 1 also assisted with a manned mobile command post.

The sheriff’s office noted that the teenager brandished a small gun in at least one of the videos he recorded on Snapchat.

Schoby’s mother said she was worried about him and was sure he needed help.

Officials are looking for Jacob Schoby on July 12, 2022, after he allegedly made violent threats against the public on Snapchat.(Dickinson Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Officials said the teenager should be considered armed and dangerous and the threats were mostly made on Snapchat.

If anyone has any information on the teen’s whereabouts, they should not approach them and call 911 immediately.

Anyone with video recordings or social media posts or with additional information should report it to local law enforcement immediately.

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Brandon D. James