Crime and Courts

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A man’s wait for a jury trial on a charge of attempted murder this week is over after he pleaded to a lesser crime, by way of a plea negotiation, in connection with a summer shooting in Atchison.

About two years after a shoplifting crime was committed at Walmart, a 56-year-old Leavenworth man was arrested and taken to the Atchison County Jail.

To some, Larry Purcell leaves behind a legacy as the plumber who, devoted for decades to his community, fixed much more than leaky pipes. He was the man who mended hearts and inspired minds across Atchison.

Possession of dangerous drugs this past summer holds a local woman is in jail following her Halloween arrest at a downtown location.

An Atchison man reported earlier in the week that he was victim of thievery that occurred at his business located along the 100 block of Riverfront Road.

A middle-aged Everest man is headed for a trial in the new year in connection with an early morning shooting that occurred this past summer outside an Atchison sports bar.

A middle-aged Everest man is headed for a trial in the new year in connection with an early morning shooting that occurred this past summer outside an Atchison sports bar.

Atchison police arrested a 14-year-old boy and transported to a juvenile detention facility on Tuesday in connection with an alleged molestation of a younger child.

Two Atchison men, Benjamin W. Ervin and Jason Jay Thomas landed jail stays earlier this week as the result of their unrelated arrests for dangerous drugs in their possession.

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A 31-year-old male’s wait for a jury trial involving a mid-June shooting that sent an Atchison man to an area hospital has lengthened more than a month’s time from its initial date.

Formal felony charges are likely pending against following the arrest of a man and woman Thursday evening in connection with incidents unfolding from a police response in the 1500 block of Applegate Drive.

A homicide investigation remains ongoing related to the death of Jason Pantle as the suspects arrested are tentatively scheduled to hear evidence this month that led to their respective aggravated battery charges filed against them.

Two violent cases involving a 20-year-old Leavenworth man are moving along onto the court calendar despite possible plea negotiations ongoing more than a year after the offenses occurred.

The death of a Cummings man on Saturday following injuries he suffered earlier last month in an altercation in Doniphan has produced a homicide case.

Atchison County Sheriff’s Office authorities have recovered multiple stolen items as their quest continues to find the parties responsible in connection with a recent rash of in rural parts of Atchison County.

Northeast Kansas authorities from across county lines are jointly investigating a weekend battery that resulted in a 42-year-old Atchison County seriously injured.