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Sumner County Court Docket: May 22 report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.

These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The state of Kansas v. Branden Jones — Case No: 20 CR 86.

Date of birth: 1987. Address: Wellington.

Date of the alleged crime: October and November 2019.

Charges:

Count 1: Failure to comply with registration requirements as a drug offender, level 6 felony.

Count 2: Criminal use of a financial card, Class A misdemeanor.

Count 3: Failure to comply with registration requirements as a drug offender, level 6 felony.

Count 4: Failure to comply with registration requirements as a drug offender, level 6 felony.

Case description: Jones is accused of changing his address without notifying the Kansas Registration Act after being convicted in Sumner County with the sale of methamphetamine. He allegedly moved out of his girlfriend Heather Conley’s apartment in November, 2019 and did not tell authorities. That alleged fact became known when Wellington police officers were investigating a separate crime against Conley, who was accused of stealing a wallet at the Wellington Regent. Conley allegedly used a debit card from the wallet and transferred funds into Jones facebook money account. He also allegedly did not register with the sheriff as a drug offender in January and March.

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The state of Kansas v. James McDonald — Case No: 20 CR 87.

Date of birth: 1976. Address: Wichita.

Date of the alleged crime: March 28, 2020.

Charges:

Count 1: Theft, level 9 felony.

Case description: McDonald is accused of stealing six bottles of antifreeze, several candles and Febreze valued at $190.18. He allegedly left Walmart without paying for the items, ran away from a security cop who was onfronting him about the stolen items, and then getting into a red Chevy Silverado pickup as a passenger. Law enforcement stopped the pickup later that was going northbound on I-35.

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The state of Kansas v. Charles Madison — Case No: 20 CR 91.

Date of birth: 1991. Address: Oxford.

Date of the alleged crime: Sept. 8, 2019.

Charges:

Count 1: Reckless driving, unclassified misdemeanor (up to 90 days in jail and/or fine up to $500).

Count 2: Unreasonable speed, traffic infraction.

Count 3: Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor.

Case description: Madison is accused, after having a collision with a passing vehicle, pursuing that same vehicle on a dirt road at speeds up to 80 mph. He allegedly tried to pull alongside the vehicle rather than merely obtaining its tag number and pursuing at a safe distance until it could be apprehended by the sheriff. Allegedly, during the traffic altercation Madison used profanity to threaten the other driver with bodily harm causing the other driver to continue his flight from the continuing altercation.

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The state of Kansas v. Kenneth Bell — Case No: 20 CR 92.

Date of birth: 1980. Address: Belle Plaine.

Date of the alleged crime: Dec. 14, 2019.

Charges:

Count 1: Domestic battery, Class B misdemeanor.

Count 2: Assault, Class C misdemeanor.

Count 3: Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor.

Case description: Bell is accused of pushing his girlfriend into a wall and grabbing her around the neck while threatening her with bodily harm and telling her he would “go to jail with a smile.” He also allegedly destroyed a television and a Samsung tablet computer.

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The state of Kansas v. Michael Hochevar — Case No: 20 CR 93.

Date of birth: 1983. Address: Wellington.

Date of the alleged crime: March 14, 2019.

Charges:

Count 1: Theft, Class A misdemeanor.

Count 2: Theft by deception, Class A misdemeanor.

Count 3: Battery, Class B misdemeanor.

Case description: Hochevar is accused of stealing a 2005 Saturn Ion, and then selling it to another individual without the permission of the owner. He allegedly sold the car for $80. He also allegedly punched another person in the face in a separate incident on Oct. 29, 2019.

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The state of Kansas v. Charles Curless — Case No: 20 CR 94.

Date of birth: 1999. Address: Wichita.

Date of the alleged crime: April 4, 2020.

Charges:

Count 1: No marijuana drug tax stamp, level 10 felony.

Count 2: Unlawful possession with the intent to distribute marijuana or marijuana analog, level 2 drug felony.

Count 3: Unlawful possession with intent to use any drug paraphernalia to distribute a controlled substance, level 5 drug felony.

Count 4: Window tent violation, unclassified misdemeanor.

Case description: Curless is accused of possessing in excess of 28 grams in marijuana at $3.50 for each gram without paying said tax and failing to affix a marijuana drug tax stamp. He allegedly possessed at least 450 grams or more of marijuana or marijuana analog, 300-1 gram THC oil vape cartridges, and 112-1 gram THS wax jars. Curless also allegedly had a sunscreening device on the rearmost window that failed to allow more than the required 35 percent of light to be transmitted through said window.

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The state of Kansas v. Crystal Osborne — Case No: 20 CR 96.

Date of birth: 1993. Address: Wellington.

Date of the alleged crime: April 12, 2020.

Charges:

Count 1: Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor.

Count 2: Harassment by telephone, Class A misdemeanor.

Case description: Osborne is accused of pounding on doors and windows at another residence and yelling for the occupant to come outside and fight her. She also allegedly sent five text messages telling the woman to come outside and fight. 

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The state of Kansas v. Christopher Halbert — Case No: 20 CR 97.

Date of birth: 1977. Address: Caldwell.

Date of the alleged crime: April 11, 2020.

Charges:

Count 1: Criminal restraint, Class A misdemeanor.

Count 2: Battery, Class B misdemeanor.

Count 3: Battery, Class B misdemeanor.

Count 4: Contributing to a child’s deprivation, Class A misdemeanor.

Case description: Halbert is accused of being physically and mentally abusive to three members of the family.

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The state of Kansas v. Eric Charles McKissick — Case No: 20 CR 98.

Date of birth: 1996. Address: Scott City.

Date of the alleged crime: March 27, 2020.

Charges:

Count 1: Illegal or expired registration, unclassified misdemeanor.

Count 2: Driving while suspended, Class B misdemeanor.

Count 3: Failure to provide proof of insurance, Class B misdemeanor.

Count 4: Theft, Class A misdemeanor.

Case description: McKissick is accused of driving southbound on Interstate 35 without the required registration decal on the license plate, and not having insurance. McKissick said he had stolen the license plate because he didn’t have any money to pay to register his vehicle.

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The state of Kansas v. Alex Overfelt — Case No: 20 CR 99.

Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wellington.

Date of the alleged crime: March 29, 2020.

Charges:

Count 1: Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor.

Count 2: Criminal threat, level 9 felony.

Count 3: Criminal threat, level 9 felony.

Count 4: Harassment by telecommunication device, Class A misdemeanor.

Count 5: Aggravated assault, level 7 felony.

Case description: Overfelt is accused of using a brick to break the windshield on his mother’s 2012 Nissan causing $200 damage. He also threatened to kill his father and he had obtained a handgun for that purpose. He then allegedly snuck into the house earlier that day intending to shoot him but had decided not to only because his younger brother was at the house. According to the complaint, the brother was terrified he intended to “follow through on his threat as soon as no one else was present in the house.”

On March 22, 2020 at Overfelt’s mother’s house in Wellington he put his sister in reasonable apprehension by holding a large knife to her throat during an argument before eventually dropping the knife.

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