Crimes

Dreamstime
January 03, 2018 - 10:29 am
Court records say a Kansas City man stole a Jeep with a toddler inside before driving up to an officer about an hour later, admitting to the theft and asking for directions. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that 37-year-old Kenneth Alexander is charged with child kidnapping and motor vehicle theft. It...
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Dreamstime
December 10, 2017 - 7:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury in Topeka has acquitted a local real-estate developer of all 114 federal charges against him. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 65-year-old Kent Douglas Lindemuth was found not guilty of the counts Friday. Lindemuth had been accused of hiding scores of...
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KNSS NEWS
November 16, 2017 - 10:28 am
Court records say a man posed for photos with his dead wife, along with their newborn and toddler, before dismembering her body in a Kansas City hotel room. The Kansas City Star reports that 35-year-old Justin Rey was charged Wednesday with abandonment of a corpse and child endangerment in Missouri...
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Dreamstime
October 31, 2017 - 3:10 pm
A Kansas man has been sentenced to federal prison in a child pornography investigation that began in Germany. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced Tuesday that 31-year-old Noah Martin, of Lawrence, was sentenced just over eight months in federal prison for two counts of possession and distribution of...
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Dreamstime
September 09, 2017 - 2:12 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities have indicted nine people in a drug trafficking operation in northeast Kansas. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a statement Friday that a six-count indictment alleges the nine people obtained methamphetamine from California and distributed it to buyers in...
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Dreamstime
July 21, 2017 - 9:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have upgraded charges against a suspect in a Topeka home invasion after the victim died from his injuries. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2uieHoB ) reports that 31-year-old Howard Burchfiel, of Topeka, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder,...
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KNSS NEWS
Ted Woodward
June 16, 2017 - 10:57 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – Wichita police report a break in a case that shocked the city five days ago. A 23-year-old suspect in a child sexual assault case. It happened early Sunday morning at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of North Smith, in northwest Wichita. Police saythe suspect entered...
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Dreamstime
May 08, 2017 - 10:43 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas bank teller has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars. The U.S. attorney's office says in a news release that 48-year-old Denise Christy was sentenced Friday for one count of embezzlement and six...
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Dreamstime
April 22, 2017 - 2:16 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – A man in Coffey County has pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography. Michael Stratton of Burlington admitted in his plea Friday to using a PlayStation 3 game console to chat about and trade child pornography. Sony stated in court documents that they monitor...
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USA Today
April 21, 2017 - 2:34 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys and Wichita Southeast running back Joseph Randle has been found guilty of aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat, and marijuana possession after hitting three people with his car after leaving a party. The jury failed to reach a unanimous...
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