Jordan Hardgrove sentenced to firing handgun into an occupied dwelling

Date: 
02/16/2016

 

 

Jordan Hargrove was sentenced in Leavenworth County District Court for criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling.   Leavenworth officers were informed in November of 2015 of shots being fired.  When they arrived on the scene, they saw Mr. Hargrove drop the handgun and run.  

Warren Thompson convicted to two separate cases: Illegal Drug Possession and Aggravated Endangering of a Child

Date: 
02/16/2016
A Tonganoxie man has pleaded no contest to possession of methamphetamine and aggravated child endangerment, according to a news release from the county attorney.
Warren Thompson pleaded to the charges of possession of methampetamine and aggravated child endangerment in Leavenworth County District Court.
In one case, Warren Thompson was charged after members of the Tonganoxie Police Department went to his house May 3, 2015, in response to a report of a disturbance. A white substance was found in Warren Thompson's pocket. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine.
In the other case, Warren Thompson was charged after police officers went to his house June 13, 2015, following a juvenile party during which alcohol was consumed. Several juveniles who attended the party reported that Warren Thompson purchased some of the alcohol.

County Attorney asks for more protection for Private Prison Employees

Date: 
02/16/2016

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson is advocating for an increased penalty for batteries to employees of private prisons. Thompson is testifying in front of the Kansas House of Corrections committee in support of House Bill 2688, which is legislation to make battery to staff and guards in private prisons, such as the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a felony.   Currently any battery that occurs in a State institution is a level 5 felony.  On the Kansas sentencing guidelines that inmate would be looking at increased prison time.   If a battery occurred in a private prison they would be looking at a class B misdemeanor, or a possible prison term of six months or a fine.  Thompson noticed the issue when receiving reports of violence at CCA, but unable to charge the same offense as when there is an offense at the Lansing Correctional Facility.   Thompson said, “The employees at CCA, or any other private facility, have the same obligations and responsibilities as any other correctional officer and they deserve the same protections.”

Jeffery Filley was sentenced to 73 months for illegal drug offenses

Date: 
02/16/2016

Jeffrey Filley was sentenced in Leavenworth County District Court to 73 months with the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Filley was charged following a Sept. 19, 2015 traffic stop in Leavenworth.  After making the traffic stop, a Leavenworth police officer determined that Filley's driver's license had been revoked. Filley was taken into custody.

After observing an open container of alcohol, officers searched Filley's vehicle. Police found a large amount of methamphetamine and several items associated with weighing and packaging controlled substances.

Linda Kilpatrick convicted of criminal threat, violation of protection from abuse order.

Date: 
02/16/2016

Linda J. Kilpatrick by a jury in Leavenworth County District Court of a criminal threat, violation of a protection from abuse order, interference with law enforcement and disorderly conduct.  She was charged for an incident that occurred June 16 in Tonganoxie.