Guilty Plea

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November 06, 2018 - 11:57 am
A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to carrying a gun during a robbery of a man who was going to meet with a prostitute, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. 28-year-old Christian Dixon pleaded guilty to one count of carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. In his plea, he admitted he...
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October 26, 2018 - 6:19 pm
A former Wichita police officer will serve a year on supervised probation for not reporting what he knew about illegal poker games. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Bruce Mackey, 46, of Goddard, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in August after admitting that while he was a police...
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October 25, 2018 - 7:15 pm
A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a Kansas police captain in July 2016. Jamaal Lewis, 22, was scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 5, but he pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree felony murder in the killing of Capt. Robert Melton, 46, in Kansas City, Kansas. Melton was searching for...
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October 22, 2018 - 8:24 pm
A western Kansas sheriff has pleaded guilty to selling a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition to a convicted felon and has agreed to resign. The U.S. attorney's office says Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple 48, entered the plea Monday. As part of the deal, Whipple also agreed to surrender his law...
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October 10, 2018 - 5:41 pm
A Wichita man has been sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison for stealing guns from an undercover Sedgwick County Sheriff's vehicle. The U.S. attorney's office says Travis Keller,38, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing stolen firearms. Keller admitted in his plea that he...
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October 03, 2018 - 7:50 pm
An Olathe man has admitted importing endangered leopard cats. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Lawrence Payne, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Endangered Species Act. The leopard cat is a small wild cat native to Asia that has been designated as an endangered species. Prosecutors...
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September 26, 2018 - 10:29 pm
A woman charged in the death of one of her two-month-old twin sons, pleaded guilty to the charges. Christy Rollings, 39, entered her plea to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment after the infant died in a Wichita hotel. Police said in an affidavit that Rollings told officers she awoke on...
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September 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
A man involved in a heroin distribution network that allegedly connected an Overland Park couple to Mexican drug cartels has pleaded guilty. Julian Felix-Aguirre, 45, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine and other charges. He was one of 24 people indicted...
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August 28, 2018 - 7:03 pm
A Minnesota man arrested in central Kansas with 471 lbs. of marijuana in his van has pleaded guilty to a drug charge. Federal prosecutors say Mark Berg, 41, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, entered the plea Tuesday to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. A Kansas Highway Patrol...
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August 22, 2018 - 9:37 pm
A Topeka man accepted a plea deal in the shooting death of another man during a drug deal. Lamero Dunstan, 18, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and related charges in the death of Justice Mitchell, 18, last summer. Williams had been charged with first-degree murder but a jury in...
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