Kidnapping and Rape Suspect Wanted in Jackson County

Authorities say the Lawrence man may have fled to Topeka or Wichita

April 20, 2018 - 5:20 am

Jackson County authorities have announced they are looking for a Lawrence man accused of kidnapping, rape and robbery.

In a news release Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says 41-year-old Michael Wayne Hooks of Lawrence may have fled to Topeka or Wichita. Most recently Hooks worked as a door-to-door vacuum salesperson. Hooks is wanted in connection to a rape investigation in Holton that occurred April 12.

Hooks is described as a black male, 5’7″ and 240 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. A reward is being offered for information that leads to the capture of Hooks. If anyone has information in regards to Hook’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact Sheriff Tim Morse at 785-364-2251.


Jackson County Sheriff's Office

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