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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Defendant sentenced to 13.5 years

  • A Lansing man was sentenced to 13.5 years in prison Wednesday in three cases involving charges of theft, burglary, battery of correctional officers and impersonating a police officer, according to a prosecution official.
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  • A Lansing man was sentenced to 13.5 years in prison Wednesday in three cases involving charges of theft, burglary, battery of correctional officers and impersonating a police officer, according to a prosecution official.
    Marcus Crawford, 50, was sentenced in Leavenworth County District Court to a total of 162 months with the Kansas Department of Corrections for crimes that occurred in December 2011.
    In one of the cases, Crawford reportedly tried to gain entry to a Lansing residence Dec. 23, 2011, by claiming to be a police officer. He repeatedly knocked on the front door, saying he was a detective and had a search warrant. He then tried to pry open the back door, but residents kept him from entering. He ran off but later was apprehended, according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.
    While at the Leavenworth County Jail Dec. 31, 2011, Crawford reportedly threw a milk carton with feces and urine at two officers.
    Last month, he entered no contest and guilty pleas to multiple charges in the three cases.
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