Officials are still searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle that officers from the Wamego and St. Marys police departments chased on Friday. The chase spanned Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office was alerted the chase was about to enter
A judge on Thursday denied a defense attorney’s request to suppress evidence gathered during a search of his client’s cell phone. State prosecutors believe the text messages recovered from the phone could link the defendant to two area murders. Anthony Nichols, 35, of Kansas
Prosecutors were ready to proceed with a preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier charged with murder in the death of his infant daughter. However, when the judge entered the courtroom on Friday morning, the defense asked for a few moments alone. Alexander McConnell, an
Graphic videos and images were shown in Geary County District Court on Wednesday during a preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier accused of having sex with a child. Staff Sgt. James Henning, who was 40 at the time of the alleged incidents, faces 11 felony charges
Riley County Police made two arrests Tuesday, in connection with a series of motor vehicle thefts and burglaries that occurred recently in the Manhattan area. Jeremy Michael Spaur, 30, and Nicole Ann Holt, 20, both of 717 Riley Lane, were placed under arrest for numerous property and drug
A judge found one of four men involved in a double kidnapping and aggravated robbery guilty after the man pleaded no contest to his charges on Monday afternoon. Kenneth Mallett, 22, was found guilty of kidnapping two people in two separate incidents and guilty of attempted
The cause of death of an inmate in the Pottawatomie County Jail last Wednesday remained undisclosed early this week, pending a final autopsy report. Mark Malick, special agent in charge with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, said the investigation into the death is ongoing and
A Rossville man accused of causing the death of a Manhattan bicyclist after hitting him with a car in June was denied diversion because of his criminal history. Derik Kesler, 33, appeared with counsel, Tom Lemon, Topeka, in Riley County District Court on Monday morning for
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff on Thursday identified the inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell on Wednesday. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said the inmate was 25-year-old Andrew J. Brown, of Wamego. Riat originally reported Brown was 24, but corrected himself in a later statement.
An Ogden man accused of burglarizing a laundromat in January waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Friday morning. Douglas Carson, 32, faces felony charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit a burglary with Evan MeGaw, 36, theft and a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property.
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