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Wichita, KS 67203
Upon conclusion of investigations of public interest, including those where
deadly force has occurred, it is the policy of the District Attorney to
notify the media and the public of the final legal decision. The
following information is presented with regard to recent decisions of this
office. The inclusion of specific incidents is updated on a regular
A man charged with trying to kill his
wife and two children has been found
Wichita woman ordered to pay restitution
in financial exploitation of elderly
A District Court judge gave a Wichita
man consecutive life sentences for
sexual crimes in 2013.
A Wichita man who burglarized several
businesses was sentenced.
A man who tried to speed away from
Wichita Police and another man who set a
garage on fire where sentenced to
There's a lack of evidence sufficient to
support felony charges against
professional football player Joseph
A man accused of paving scams in Wichita
area was charged in Sedgwick County
A Sedgwick County District Court judge
has sentenced a man who was wounded
while trying to break into a house.
A Rose Hill man was sentenced Thursday
after pleading guilty to a scheme
involving water softeners.
Convicted burglar sentenced to three
A man who attacked a woman in a shopping
center parking lot is sentenced.
A man is found guilty after stabbing his
friend in the head.
A man convicted of two rapes in Kansas
has died in prison.
woman accused of attempted copper theft
The New Years Eve Don't Drink and Drive
District Attorney Marc Bennett announces
the conclusion of his office's
investigation into a complaint that
state elections laws related to campaign
advertising have been violated.
A 33 year old Wichita man was sentenced
on charges of kidnapping and 1st degree
District Attorney Marc Bennett rules in
the officer-involved shooting of David
A Wichita man convicted or raping an
elderly woman has received the maximum
sentence under Kansas law.
A man who took thousands of dollars from
an elderly Wichita woman was sentenced
District Attorney Marc Bennett provides
an update on the investigation into the
shooting death of Mr. Troy Lanning in
A women goes to prison for several
A District Court Judge sentenced a man
for the traffic death of a 6 year old
The driver of a speeding car in
northwest Wichita pled guilty to
Scott Roeder must be re-sentenced.
A man accused of stealing retirement
funds from an elderly woman has been
sentenced to prison.
A Wichita man who today turned 21 was
sentenced to more than 55 years in
A shooting during a drug transaction
ends with a life sentence.
A Wichita locker room thief is sentenced
A Wichita man has pleaded guilty in the
traffic death of a 6 year old girl.
A 43 year old Wichita man has been
convicted of over 50 felonies.
An El Dorado man pled guilty in the
traffic death of an elderly Wichita
A Wichita man has pled guilty to a 2013
murder during a drug deal.
District Attorney Marc Bennett had this
to say following the decision by the
Kansas Supreme Court on 7/25/14 to
uphold the convictions of Reginald and
Jonathan Carr on one count each of
A Wichita man was sentenced to prison
for multiple burglaries at Rent-A-Center
One of several men charged in connection
with a Wichita homicide receives a life
A man pleads guilty after a carjacking
and crash into a house.
A man charged with trying to break into
a Westar substation pleads guilty.
An Oklahoma man pleads guilty after
driving his pickup onto an airport
Law enforcement and business team up to
battle organized retail crime.
Wichita woman and man plead guilty
following a house fire that left a six
year old girl dead.
Former jailer pleads no contest to
sexual crimes against inmates.
Three men admitted they burglarized
homes of people who used social media.
A Wichita man admits robbing an elderly
man who died a few hours later.
Wichita man receives prison time for
selling a dangerous synthetic drug.
A documented Wichita gang member gets
life for crimes against an underage
A Derby man pleads guilty to first
degree murder in the death of his
District Attorney Marc Bennett reacts to
a Kansas Supreme Court decision on the
The District Attorney decides whether
the Airport Naming Committee violated
the Kansas Open Meetings Act.
Joint law enforcement operation leads to
the arrests and convictions of five men.
District Attorney obtains thousands in
restitution for homeowners who were
victims of a contractor.
21 year old Wichita man is sentenced for
two murders in January, 2013
Man sentenced to life under Jessica's
A women who shot a law enforcement
officer entered a plea.
The investigation of the law enforcement
use of deadly force in the death of
Jared Woosypiti and review by District
Attorney Marc Bennett has been
District Attorney Marc Bennett has
completed the review of the law
enforcement use of deadly force prior to
the death of Horace G. Gwyn which
occurred on April 3rd, 2013 at 1920 S.
Seneca in Wichita.
Man sentenced to prison for crimes in 3
Former church soccer league coordinator
sent to prison after sex offense.
Todd Kautz, age 44, of Wichita was
sentenced to 176 months in prison after
pleading guilty to electronic
District Attorney announces findings
concerning campaign allegations.
The investigation conducted by the
Wichita Police Department regarding a
former athlete at Wichita State
University has been presented to the
Office of the District Attorney.
The lawyers in the 18th Judicial
District which covers Wichita and
Sedgwick County Join with the National
District Attorney's Association to
extend condolences to the family,
friends and colleagues of District
Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife
Cynthia McLelland of Kaufmann County,
investigation and review of the law enforcement use
of deadly force resulting in the death of Karen L.
Jackson occurring on July 10, 2012, at 708 N.
Spruce in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas has
Review of the law enforcement use of deadly force resulting in
the death of Marquez Smart occurring on March 10, 2012, at 215
N. Mosley in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Review of the law enforcement use of deadly force resulting in
the death of DeJuan Colbert occurring on October 30, 2011, at
the Dollar General Store, 2427 West Pawnee, in Wichita, Sedgwick
game players will be prosecuted. Originating in England, a
dangerous game called urban Skittles has recently occurred in
a local place of business in Wichita.
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