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Topeka Man Gets More Than 2 Years in Teen Hunting Death

Posted: 08/12/2008 - 57-year old Theron Thomas Kent was sentenced Tuesday to two years, eight months in prison for the December shooting death of 18-year old Beau Arndt. Arndt was hunting with friends when he was killed by a rifle shot from the road.

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Man Convicted of Shooting Lyon Co. Teen Sentenced

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Theron Thomas Kent sentenced to 32 months in prison for the December shooting death of 18-year-old Lyon County hunter Beau Arndt. Kent was convicted in June of charges stemming from the incident. He will have no probation.

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Jurors Get Immigration Fraud Case

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Jurors are considering whether 70-year old Malcom Webber scammed immigrants by saying membership in a non-recognized Native American tribe conferred U.S. citizenship.

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TPD Officer in Off-Duty Shooting Can Talk to Witnesses

Posted: 08/11/2008 - A judge ruled Monday to modify bond conditions for Jason Judd that barred him from having contact with witnesses, many of whom are Shawnee County deputies and fellow TPD officers.

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Sentencing Delayed in Tax Scheme Case

Posted: 08/11/2008 - 53-year old Michael Cooper will wait until Jan. 5, 2009, to learn his sentence on mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges. Cooper headed up the now-defunct "Renaissance, the Tax People."

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LA Authorities: 'Rockefeller' is Actually German

Posted: 08/11/2008 - The man known as Clark Rockefeller, who's accused of abducting his daughter in Boston, is actually a German man wanted for questioning in the 1985 disappearance of a California couple, according to authorities.

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Prosecutors Ask Judge to Proceed with Wittig Trial

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Former Westar execs David Wittig and Douglas Lake say a pending third trial amounts to double jeopardy and they want the case thrown out. Prosecutors are asking a judge to let the case go forward Sept. 9th as scheduled.

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Shooting in Kansas City Bar Injures Three

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Man injures three in shooting at a Kansas City Missouri bar. Witnesses say the man was kicked out of the bar earlier in the night. He is accused of coming back later and shooting at random.

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Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

Updated: 04/28/2009 - With the Labor day holiday around the corner, Kansas law enforcement is taking drunk driving very seriously and that's why local, county and state law enforcement gathered at the Shawnee County Detention Center to bring attention to the consequences of driving while impaired.

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Charges Filed Against Man in Wichita Girl's Death

Posted: 08/07/2008 - 23-year old Jonell Lloyd is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 1-year old Chavira Brown. Prosecutors say the girl was tortured, beaten and shaken.

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Man Indicted on Charge of Embezzling $2.6 million

Posted: 08/07/2008 - 61-year old James Foremsky and 56-year old Susan Foremsky are charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors say James Foremsky diverted money while CFO of Vektek, Inc. in Emporia.

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Larned State Hospital Escapee Captured

Updated: 08/07/2008 - Inmate who escaped from the Larned State Hospital Sexual Predator Program Tuesday was found in Colorado. 50-year old Perry Isley, Jr. was convicted in Shawnee County in 1995.

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Officials: FBI Ready to Close Anthrax Case

Posted: 08/06/2008 - The FBI appears ready to close the case on deadly anthrax mailings that happened in 2001. The decision comes a more than a week after the top suspect in the case killed himself. A federal judge has ordered hundred of pages of case documents opened.

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Trial Alleging Immigration Scam Starts

Posted: 08/06/2008 - 70-year old Malcolm Webber is on trial for defrauding immigrants. Prosecutors say he claimed to lead an unrecognized American Indian tribe, and told immigrants tribal membership would confer U.S. citizenship.

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Two Men Arrested for Morning Hit and Run, Chase

Updated: 08/06/2008 - Topeka Police arrested two men in a vehicle they believe hit a boy in North Topeka, then led them on a chase to the central part of town. The boy hit suffered minor injuries. Police believe the vehicle had been stolen.

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Kansas Man Escapes from Sexual Predator Program

Updated: 08/05/2008 - Perry Lee Isley, Jr. escaped Tuesday from the Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital. He was convicted in Shawnee Co. of 1995 on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under age 14.

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Man Sentence for Peddling Drugs at Wakarusa Fest

Posted: 08/04/2008 - 29-year old Joseph Cronin of St. Louis was sentenced Monday to 55 months in federal prison for selling drugs at the 2005 Wakarusa Fest. He and two other men were arrested when authorities found LSD, mushrooms and other drugs in their van.

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Feds, Tribe Wage Legal Battle in Immigration Scam

Posted: 08/04/2008 - The man who calls himself Grand Chief of an Indian tribe stands trial Tuesday on charges he defrauded immigrants by telling them membership in the tribe would confer U.S. citizenship. Malcolm Webber says what he did was legal.

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Police Say Suspicious Package was Not a Threat

Updated: 08/04/2008 - The TPD bomb unit investigated a suspicious package found just before 12:30 pm Monday outside the Cargill business office in the 3900 block of NW Lower Silver Lake Rd. They say there was no threat associated with it and it's not believed criminal.

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Phelps Calls Fire "Hate Crime"

Updated: 08/04/2008 - Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps sent the U.S. Attorney General's Office a letter requesting that the fire at his home be treated as a hate crime.

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