Cason gets over 18 years

Date: 
09/22/2010

On September 21, 2010, 32 year old Stanley Cason,  from Louisiana, received a 216 month sentence for the September 25, 2009 shooting of Charles Cummings in his residence  in Leavenworth.  August 4, 2010, Stanley Cason plead no contest to attempted  second degree murder and aggravated burglary. 

Gillom Sentenced to Prison for Incident at K-Mart

Date: 
09/09/2010

Oliver Gillom, Jr. appeared in Leavenworth District Court Wednesday morning and was sentenced to prison for his actions at the K-Mart store in Leavenworth on May 22, 2010.  Judge Gunnar Sundby imposed a 17 month sentence for Aggravated Assault, 11 months for Criminal threat, 5 months for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and 12 months for criminal use of a weapon.  Judge Sundby added an additional 6 months to the sentences for Criminal Threat and Aggravated Assault due to the fact that a firearm was used in the commission of those crimes.  The sentences were ordered to run concurrent with each other.  Gillom’s attorney, Deb Snider argued that her client should be placed on probation because of his remorse for his actions, as well as counseling that he began following the incident.  Assistant County Attorney, Michael Jones opposed the request for probation.  Jones read from a statement given by one of the witnesses to the incident who reported that, “O.J. (Gillom) walked behind the service desk.  He paged the store and said attention K-Mart shoppers anyone who doesn’t want to die today please leave the store now.” 

Gillom pled guilty to the four charges on July 21, 2010.  Information provided to the court at that time indicated that Gillom became angry when the mother of his child came into the store.  He left the store, retrieved a loaded handgun and came back into the store.  Once back inside, he got on the store’s intercom system and told everybody to get out, because he was going to kill somebody.  He was holding the gun at the time.  He later fled the store and led police officers on a chase through Leavenworth.  A roadblock was set up to apprehend him. 

Gillom was taken into custody following the sentencing hearing

Monica Rivera sentenced to 41 months

Date: 
09/09/2010

Monica Rivera appeared for sentencing September 8, 2010, in Leavenworth County District Court before Judge Gunnar Sundby.  On August 5, 2010, a Leavenworth County jury unanimously found Rivera guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter and Endangering a Child in connection with the death of four-year-old G.A.R. on October 4, 2009.  The four-year-old child died from blunt force trauma when Rivera left him in the care of Jason Lee Jones, who was her live-in boyfriend.  Judge Sundby sentenced Rivera according to the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines to 41 months in prison with the Kansas Department of Corrections for the Involuntary Manslaughter conviction and 12 months in the Leavenworth County jail for the Endangering a Child conviction.  The Court ordered that the sentences be served concurrently.   Rivera was immediately remanded to the custody of the Leavenworth Sheriff’s Department for transport to the Leavenworth County jail. 

Shannon Young Sentenced

Date: 
09/09/2010

Shannon Young, 36, Lansing, was sentenced Wednesday, September 9, 2010, in Leavenworth County District Court. She pleaded guilty last month to three counts of unlawful sexual relations.  Young had sexual relations with a 17-year-old boy between August 2009 and June 2010. The boy was a student at Pleasant Ridge where Young taught language arts during the 2009-2010 school year.  The boy was of the legal age of consent for Kansas. But teachers are still prohibited by law from having sexual relations with students at their schools.  The judge said Young has no criminal history, and under state sentencing guidelines, the standard sentence for unlawful sexual relations is six months in prison. But there also is a presumption of probation under the guidelines.  “The court must follow the law and grant probation as required,” he said.  He suspended the prison sentence for each count and ordered Young to serve a year of probation.  She must also be registered offender for 10 years and receive sexual offender evaluation and any recommended treatment. 

Jason Jones Sentenced to 38 Years 11 Months

Date: 
06/18/2010

 

Jason Lee Jones appeared for sentencing today in Leavenworth County District Court before Judge Gunnar Sundby.  On May 14, 2010, Jones entered guilty pleas to Second Degree Murder and Abuse of a Child in connection with the death of four-year-old Gabriel Rivera on October 4, 2009.  The four-year-old child died from blunt force trauma when the child’s mother left him in the care of Jones, who was her live-in boyfriend.  The State was represented by John Bryant, Deputy County Attorney, and Cheryl A. Marquardt, Assistant County Attorney.  At the time of the plea, Jones’ counsel, Carl Cornwell, and the State jointly agreed to recommend to the Court a sentence for Jones of thirty years in prison.  Jones was facing a possible prison sentence of 20 years to life.  The State entered the plea agreement to ensure that Jones would serve thirty years.  Another factor in arriving at the plea was the State’s position that it is in the best interests of Jones’ son, who was in the house at the time of the murder, not to have to testify against his father.  On June 14, 2010, Jones sent a letter to Judge Sundby requesting that his plea be withdrawn.  Judge Sundby denied the defendant’s motion and proceeded to sentencing today.  The State argued that Jones violated the terms of the plea agreement and withdrew the agreement for thirty years in prison.  Judge Sundby ordered that Jason Lee Jones serve 467 months in prison for Second Degree Murder and 32 months for Abuse of a Child, and that the sentences run concurrently.  Jones has a pending charge of Criminal Threat in an unrelated case.  The mother, Monica Rivera, is charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.