Police:  Two arrested for incitement to riot in Wichita  

June 04, 2020 - 7:09 pm

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested Michael Boston Jr., 20, of Wichita and Rashawn Mayes. 19, of Park City, both on charges of incitement to riot. 

On Wednesday, the WPD received information about a social media post encouraging others to meet at 21st and Arkansas at 7:00 p.m. and then traveling to other parts of Sedgwick County and engaging in violent behavior. 

The investigation revealed Boston and Mayes were responsible for the post that was shared thousands of times throughout Sedgwick County and surrounding areas, causing fear and panic to citizens and business owners. 

Wednesday evening, officers located Boston and Mayes, and they were arrested without incident.   

“Those who promote and engage in violence will be arrested,” Chief Gordon Ramsay said.  “They will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, including federal charges.” 

The investigation is ongoing, and the case will be presented to the United States Attorney’s Office.

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