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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Defendant pleads to offender registration violation

  • A Tonganoxie man who served time in prison for second-degree murder has pleaded no contest to failing to properly register as an offender, according to a prosecution official.
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  • A Tonganoxie man who served time in prison for second-degree murder has pleaded no contest to failing to properly register as an offender, according to a prosecution official.
    Scott Meinert, 48, pleaded Wednesday to failing to register as required by the Kansas Offender Registration Act.
    He was convicted in January 2000 in Leavenworth County of second-degree murder and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. The crimes occurred Aug. 7, 1998.
    Assistant County Attorney Michael Jones filed charges against Meinert because the defendant reportedly failed to notify the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation within three days of moving to a new residence.
    Sentencing is scheduled for May 24. According to a change in the registration law that became effective last July, the possible sentence is 40-46 months.

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