Topeka woman arrested in connection with Neosho Co. death investigation

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Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 11:47 AM CDT
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NEOSHO CO., Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka woman has been arrested in connection with the July 25 death of a 34-year-old man.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a release on Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, that with the assistance of the Chanute Police Department, Neosho Co. Sheriff’s Office, Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office, Neosho Co. Attorney’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and the U.S. Marshals, Nicole Fox, 41, of Topeka, has been arrested in connection to the death of Blake Pearson.

Around 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, KBI said Fox was arrested near Iowa St. and 2600 Rd. in Allen Co. She was arrested for first-degree murder connected to the death of Blake Pearson, 34, on July 25.

KBI noted that Fox was also arrested for an unrelated incident in Chanute on July 6. She was arrested without incident and booked into the Neosho Co. Jail.

According to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, Fox was also arrested for an aggravated robbery that took place Saturday, July 16th in the 11000 block of SW 29th Street.

Officials say a 27-year-old female victim was taken by gunpoint, threatened, stripped of her clothing, and then struck in the head with a firearm. The victim’s black 2017 Chevy Malibu was stolen while she was left in the road. A bystander found her and called 911. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Throughout the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office identified two suspects, Fox and London D. Pike, 20, both of Topeka. Officials are still searching for Pike’s whereabouts. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office at 785-251-2200.

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