TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Shawnee County District Attorney has filed a motion to consolidate evidence hearings for Monroe Lockhart, Jacob Barnett and Anthony Talbert.
The three are charged with assaulting two people at a mobile home park last November 10.
Court documents indicate Lockhart and Talbert are being questioned regarding an ongoing murder investigation. The specific murder is not mentioned in court documents, but Lockhart was the managing partner of Moe’s Express, a convenience store in a shopping area developed by Corey Brown. Talbert was the store's manager.
Brown was found murdered in January rural Douglas County.
Prosecutors also want to disqualify Billy Rork, who is representing Lockhart and Talbert. Documents say, since the DA may negotiate with Talbert on testimony, Rork’s representation of both is a conflict of interest.
Talbert and Lockhart are scheduled to be in court at 1:30 pm Thursday for a preliminary hearing. Lockhart was being held in the Shawnee County Jail, while Talbert was being held in Douglas County.