Federal Jury Acquits Man of Possession of 2,800 Pounds of Marijuana

January 21, 2008

On Friday, after a 3-day trial, a federal jury in Topeka acquitted Louis Chouloute of illegally possessing 2,800 pounds of marijuana. On September 14, 2007, a semi-truck was stopped in Shawnee County by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper. A search revealed 2,800 pounds of marijuana in the trailer. Louis Chouloute, 34, from Brooklyn, New York, […]

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Illegal immigrants turn to identity theft

January 6, 2008

WICHITA — When Air Force veteran Marcos Miranda had his identity stolen, he went from being a valued customer and employee to a government statistic — one of thousands of identity theft victims caught up each year in the crackdown on illegal immigrants. Identity theft has been a growing worry nationwide, but a rise in […]

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Overstreet Found Innocent in Shooting

March 23, 2007

Mother, Girlfriend of Slain Man Say They Don’t Blame Jury for Verdict Cortez Overstreet was found innocent Thursday in the shooting death of Michael Ridley. The jury of seven women and five men needed only 90 minutes of deliberation to determine which of two conflicting accounts of the incident was more credible. On Tuesday, Overstreet’s […]

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Judge Throws Out Evidence in Meth Case

March 15, 2006

A botched traffic stop by Salina authorities led District Judge Paul Miller yesterday to suppress out all the prosecutor’s evidence in a meth-related case against Jeffrey Roberts, Clay Center. County Attorney Rick James said he will ask for dismissal of all charges against Roberts including manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of precursors and intent to manufacture […]

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Shawnee County Treasurer Rita Cline Fraud Lawsuit

September 26, 2003

Former Shawnee County Treasurer Rita Cline is on a honeymoon and unavailable to comment on her response to a $24,456 lawsuit filed against her by the Shawnee County Commission, according to a statement released by her attorney. In her response, filed Thursday morning by Topeka attorney Chris Joseph, Cline denied committing acts of fraud in […]

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Baby’s Dad Acquitted of Beating

March 7, 1997

Baby’s Dad Acquitted of Beating Jurors say they couldn’t pinpoint who hurt infant; Hamilton says she’s ‘very disappointed.’ Two jurors said there just wasn’t enough evidence to convict Desmond Matthews of charges he beat and severely injured his 2-month-old son. Matthews dropped heavily into his courtroom chair Thursday shortly after he heard a Shawnee County […]

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