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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Defendant pleads to burglarizing KBI vehicle

  • A Leavenworth man has pleaded no contest to burglarizing multiple vehicles in the city including an unmarked Kansas Bureau of Investigation car.
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  • A Leavenworth man has pleaded no contest to burglarizing multiple vehicles in the city including an unmarked Kansas Bureau of Investigation car.
    Joshua G. Ferguson, 18, entered the plea Friday in Leavenworth District Court.
    He pleaded to four felony counts of vehicle burglary in three separate cases. He also pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana in another case. Other cases and charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
    The burglary of the KBI vehicle occurred during the night of March 7 or morning hours of March 8 in Leavenworth.
    Among the items taken from the vehicle were a rifle, a .45 caliber handgun, loaded ammunition magazines, handcuffs and a laptop computer, according to Assistant County Joan Lowdon.
    She said the laptop was given to another person, who was asked to hack into the computer. This person notified authorities after realizing the computer was connected to law enforcement.
    The other vehicle burglary charges resulted from a March 28 incident in which police stopped a vehicle with Ferguson and two juveniles, according to Lowdon.
    She said police found suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle as well as items that were thought to have been stolen.
    Lowdon didn't comment on whether the two juveniles also were charged.
    "We don't generally comment on juvenile cases," she said.
    During court Friday, District Judge Gunnar Sundby accepted Ferguson's no contest pleas and found the defendant guilty.
    Sundby said Ferguson could be sentenced up to a year in jail for the marijuana charge. The judge said probation was the most likely outcome for the vehicle burglary charges.
    Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 4.
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