An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby by shaking the child to death was bound over for trial in district court Tuesday morning. Michael Dechant, 19, appeared in front of Magistrate Judge William Malcolm on the charges of first degree murder and
Michael Dechant, 19, the Ogden man accused of killing his former girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby, was bound over for trial in Riley County District Court Tuesday morning. Magistrate Judge William Malcolm determined there was probable cause in the case against Dechant, who is accused of killing
Riley County officers arrested a Wamego man Wednesday in connection with an internal theft at the Flint Hills Area Builders Association. Riley County Public Information Officer Matthew Droge said Tracy Roberts, 44, the executive officer of the association, was arrested after detectives were made aware of
Two people were arrested at a local pawn store Tuesday after officers allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on them. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County officers were investigating an unrelated report at Wildcat Pawn, 2309 Tuttle Creek Blvd., when they made contact with Laura Heffner, 31,
A man is in custody following an alleged domestic incident in a housing complex in the northeast part of town Wednesday morning. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County officers were called to the victims’ residence at about 7:40 a.m. for reports that Jonathan Ray Watt, 30, 11309
The RCPD’s lack of desire for automated enforcement won out over city commissioner Wynn Butler’s convictions during the Law Board meeting Monday. Automated enforcement refers to red light cameras and speed cameras that would automatically ticket those photographed running a red light or
A revised state statute will allow Kansas counties to use grand juries for all felony cases in place of preliminary hearings, a step designed to save time and money. But Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson said the system will be used conservatively here. The law
Nearly 180 concert-goers were cited for alcohol violations at the 2013 Country Stampede, officials announced recently. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said 163 people were issued citations for minor in possession, 15 for transporting open container and one for furnishing alcohol to a minor. The other highest arrests or
A vehicle reported as stolen from Manhattan was found on fire in Jackson County Monday, officials said. Officer Matthew Droge said Heather Bemberry, 39, Manhattan, reported that her 2005 Dodge Durango had been stolen from the 400 block of Walters Drive in the early morning hours on Monday.
At approximately 12:42 p.m. Monday a Wabaunsee County resident noticed an unfamiliar person driving a neighbor’s 2003 Chevy 3/4-ton truck, which was loaded with several items, on Wabaunsee Road West of Alma. The individual alerted the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office, whose officers located the
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