A Tonganoxie man who already is serving a life sentence for killing a police officer in a neighboring county has been sentenced to an additional 19 years in prison for crimes committed in Leavenworth County.

A Tonganoxie man who already is serving a life sentence for killing a police officer in a neighboring county has been sentenced to an additional 19 years in prison for crimes committed in Leavenworth County.

Curtis R. Ayers, 30, was sentenced Thursday in Leavenworth County District Court to 233 months, or 19 years and five months, for charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.

The crimes occurred May 9, 2016, in Basehor. This was the same day Ayers fatally shot Detective Brad Lancaster in Kansas City, Kansas.

Ayers already has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Lancaster. He received that sentence in Wyandotte County District Court.

After the shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, Ayers reportedly drove a stolen car to a residence in Basehor, parking the car in a garage.

Ayers entered the home and pointed a gun at a resident. Ayers ended up taking clothing and another vehicle from the residence.

A trial for charges in Leavenworth County had been scheduled for Nov. 6. But Ayres pleaded guilty to the charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary Wednesday, County Attorney Todd Thompson said.

Thompson said a charge of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of aggravated endangering a child were dismissed Wednesday because Ayers already had been prosecuted for these crimes in Wyandotte County.

During Thursday's sentencing, District Judge Gunnar Sundby ordered that the new sentence from Leavenworth County run consecutive to the life sentence Ayers received in Wyandotte County.

"I think you should be punished individually for this case," Sundby said.

Sundby sentenced Ayers to 233 months for the aggravated robbery charge. A 32-month sentence was imposed for the aggravated burglary charge. But the judge ordered the sentences for these two charges to run concurrent instead of consecutive to each other.

Sundby said the sentences for the two charges in Leavenworth County did not need to run consecutive to each other because Ayers will be in prison "an awful long time."

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