Guilty Plea

March 20, 2019 - 7:17 pm
A Kansas man could face up to thirty years in federal prison after admitting that he drove to Missouri to meet what he believed was a woman willing to sell her young daughter for sex. Federal prosecutors say Michael David Mitchell, 64, of Ottawa pleaded guilty Tuesday to interstate travel to engage...
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March 19, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Authorities say a former president of a credit union in Topeka has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that Connie Marie Kent, 52, of Topeka pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft from a credit union and has agreed to repay nearly $40,000. She...
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March 05, 2019 - 8:25 pm
One of several people charged in the deaths of a couple who disappeared from a Kansas county fair has pleaded guilty. The Great Bend Tribune reports that Michael Fowler Jr., 54, of Sarasota, Florida, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of theft. A capital murder...
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February 12, 2019 - 7:03 pm
A woman has admitted that she operated a prostitution business out of massage parlors in Lawrence and Topeka. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release Tuesday that Weiling Nielsen, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiracy. She owned and operated Naima Asian Massage and Serenity Health Spa in...
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February 08, 2019 - 10:48 pm
A former Olathe nursing home employee pleaded guilty to stealing jewelry from a resident suffering from dementia. Tonette Raylene Ealy, 51, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. She also was ordered to pay restitution to the...
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February 04, 2019 - 7:56 pm
A California man pleaded guilty Monday to driving more than 29 lbs. of methamphetamine to Kansas. Christian Delgado-Lopez, 30, of Dana Point, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The Kansas Highway Patrol stopped Delgado-Lopez for a traffic...
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February 04, 2019 - 7:39 pm
A man has admitted that he stabbed his girlfriend to death in June in Wichita. Sedgwick County authorities say Dylan Barbert, 25, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder in the death of MacKenzie Payne, 22, of Emporia. Payne had graduated from the University of Kansas and was scheduled to...
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February 04, 2019 - 7:33 pm
A former bank teller in Leavenworth has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $125,000. Federal prosecutors say Charles Lee Staples, 42, pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement by a bank employee. He was a bank teller at Mutual Savings Association in Leavenworth. An audit revealed that Staples took...
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January 24, 2019 - 7:50 pm
A man who raped a Kansas sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to a second rape in Missouri. William Luth, 41, pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the attack on an Independence, Missouri, woman in February 2016. The sentence will run concurrently with a forty one year...
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January 08, 2019 - 6:23 pm
A convicted felon has pleaded guilty in a Topeka beating death. Howard Dale Burchfiel, 32, pleaded guilty Monday to reduced felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated burglary. He had faced charges that included first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he beat Allen Wichman, 66, in June...
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