Joseph Houseworth receives more than 21 years with the Department of Corrections

Date: 
02/16/2016
Joseph R. Housworth was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court for 10 felony charges and one misdemeanor. The crimes occurred in 2014.
Housworth was convicted after a jury trial of multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute various controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a School as well as conspiracy to distribute drugs, intimidation of a witness and other charges.

In February 2014, detectives with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office obtained evidence that Housworth was illegally distributing drugs from his Leavenworth home. Detectives executed a search warrant at the residence. Officers found hundreds of prescription pills packaged for distribution as well as methamphetamine.  

Carlos Jackson sentenced for trafficking contraband

Date: 
02/16/2016

Carlos Jackson was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court.   He was convicted by a jury of possession of contraband within Lansing Correctional Facility. 

A homemade knife and cell phone charger were found during a search of Jackson's cell Sept. 14, 2014, at the state prison in Lansing. Jackson also reportedly removed a cell phone from his boxer shorts as he was being strip searched.

Justin Holtsclaw is sentenced to more than two years for burglary and attempted escape

Date: 
02/16/2016

  • Justin M. Holtsclaw been sentenced to more than two years in prison for committing burglary in Lansing and later trying to escape from the Leavenworth County Jail.  Mr. Holtsclaw was  sentenced in Leavenworth County District Court for charges of attempted burglary of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor theft, burglary and attempted aggravated escape from custody.
    The burglary and theft charges stem from a May 9 incident in Lansing. The attempted escape took place July 16.

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.