Guilty Plea

August 19, 2019 - 6:37 pm
A Topeka man pleaded guilty Monday to driving a getaway car during a bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Justin Alexander McClelland, 32, of Topeka, pleaded guilty one count of aiding and abetting bank robbery. In his plea, McClelland admitted he drove a co-defendant to a Kentucky...
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July 30, 2019 - 11:01 am
A Wichita man pleaded guilty to threatening an employee of the pro-life organization Operation Rescue, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. 22-year-old Christopher Thompson pleaded guilty of one count of making a threat. In his plea, he admitted making three phone calls to Operation...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:26 pm
A Kansas priest pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Christopher Rossman, 46, pleaded guilty Friday. He was pastor at Annunciation Catholic Church in Baldwin City and St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lapeer until he was suspended...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:18 pm
A man who was angry about his girlfriend's methamphetamine use has pleaded guilty to beating her to death in a Topeka apartment. Luke Anthony Wabaunsee, 35, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the October 2018 killing of Michelle Stadler, 42. He initially was charged with premeditated...
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July 15, 2019 - 7:55 pm
A woman has admitted that she and a co-defendant intentionally drove a car into a Cabela's store in Kansas in order to steal guns. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release that Brenda Tosh, 27, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to steal guns from a federally...
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July 15, 2019 - 7:02 pm
Authorities say a Kansas man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the killing of a confidential drug informant whose body was found by deer hunters. Steven Meredith, 33, of Junction City, entered the plea Friday. His trial had been scheduled to start Monday. Prosecutors...
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June 27, 2019 - 7:26 pm
A Kansas man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing a woman who he left to die in woods in suburban Kansas City. Korrey Raine White Rinke, 25 of Ottawa, had been charged with capital murder and rape in the 2016 death of Julianna Pappas. 46, of Overland Park. Under a plea deal announced Tuesday,...
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June 13, 2019 - 7:56 pm
A Baldwin City woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her mother's boyfriend at a northeast Kansas lake. Jefferson County Attorney Josh Ney announced Thursday that Ashlyn Hemmerling pleaded guilty to premeditated first-degree murder after prosecutors presented evidence in her trial in Jefferson...
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May 21, 2019 - 8:06 pm
A Kansas man who led troopers on a 100-mph chase has pleaded guilty to a federal firearm charge. Federal prosecutors say Codey Elsasser, 26, of Arlington, pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a short-barreled rifle that was not registered. Prosecutors say Elsasser was driving 88 mph in a 65 mph zone...
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May 15, 2019 - 8:36 pm
A Texas woman has admitted to her role in the deaths of a couple who were killed at a Kansas fair after one suspect ordered the killings as part of a "carnival mafia" initiation. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Christine Tenney, 39, of La Marque, Texas, pleaded guilty Tuesday to...
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