Suspects linked to series of local crimes

Staff Writer
The Leavenworth Times
The Leavenworth Times

Two people who recently were taken into custody have been tied to a series of crimes that have occurred in Leavenworth County, according to an official with the Sheriff’s Office.

Evidence recently found in a recovered stolen vehicle allegedly links a 31-year-old Lansing man and 34-year-old Lansing woman to an aggravated assault that was reported last month in the city of Leavenworth, an arson that was reported in the area of Kansas 192 Highway and 187th Street and a burglary in Lansing, according to a Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.

Evidence also allegedly links the two suspects to acts of vandalism in which “$G” was spray painted at several locations in Leavenworth County and possibly the criminal use of financial cards.

The man and woman were taken into custody Wednesday.

The man was scheduled to meet his federal probation officer that day at the Justice Center in Leavenworth. The man reportedly parked his vehicle and began walking toward the Justice Center. But he ended returning to his vehicle and allegedly fled from the area, according to Sherley.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office stopped the vehicle at Seventh and Spruce streets. The man allegedly fled on foot.

He reportedly was found under a tarp on a porch in the 900 block of Sixth Avenue. He was taken into custody by deputies and released to U.S. Marshals.

The woman was a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped by deputies.

She had warrants for her arrest that had been issued through the city of Leavenworth, Platte County, Missouri, and St. Clair, Missouri. She was taken to the Leavenworth County Jail, according to Sherley.

Other suspects have been identified in connection to at least some of the recent crimes but they have not yet been taken into custody, according to Sherley.