Jamahal Fountain sentenced to eight years for attemped second degree murder


Jamahal Fountain, 23 years old from Lansing, was sentenced to 98 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections from an August plea in Leavenworth County District Court.  He will serve 36 months of post release supervision upon completion of his sentence. 


Fountain was sentenced to 50 months in prison for attempted murder in the second degree, 41 months in prison for aggravated battery, 7 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm, and 12 months in prison for criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling.  The first three sentences were ordered to run consecutive, and the fourth count was ordered to run concurrent with counts 1-3.  Fountain must also register as a violent offender for 15 years upon completion of his sentence.  Christopher Scott, for the State, asked to have all four counts run consecutive.   The plea was only agreed upon due to the victims decision.   The sentence is based on the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines, which the legislature enacted to determine the sentence based on the defendant’s criminal history and type of crime they committed. 


On September 11, 2015 officers with the Leavenworth Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of N. 5th Street in the city of Leavenworth because of shots fired.  Upon arrival they found two individuals with gunshot wounds.  Witnesses stated Fountain was at a residence in the area, but was asked to leave.  An argument took place outside the residence to which Fountain discharged a firearm at multiple individuals, and wounding two of them.  Fountain was prohibited from carrying a firearm at the time due to a prior conviction

James Madlock sentenced to 8 years for shooting a man


James Madlock, 34 years old from Leavenworth, was sentenced in Leavenworth District Court to 101 months in prison over a shooting which took place November 12, 2015.  He will serve 36 months of post release supervision with the Kansas Department of Corrections upon completion of his prison sentence.  Madlock must also register as a violent offender for 15 years once released from prison. 


Madlock was convicted by a jury on August 2, 2016 of attempted voluntary manslaughter, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of aggravated child endangerment.  Evidence was presented at trial that Madlock and two other individuals were in an argument outside a Leavenworth apartment.  Madlock brandished a firearm, and chased the victim into the apartment where he ultimately shot the victim.  Witnesses also testified that he pointed the firearm at one of the apartment tenants, and fired the weapon while two children were in the residence.  Madlock fled the scene and ended up in Kansas City, Missouri.

Inmate sentenced to additonal 10 years for escape


Scott Gilbert, 53 year old inmate found guilty today of aggravated escape from custody from Lansing Correctional Facility on May 10, 2013.   Evidence was proffered to the court from the preliminary hearing held in March 11, 2016.   Defendant was pro se (or was his own counsel) and waived having a jury trial and did not contest the evidence.   The Court found him guilty of an aggravated escaping custody.  Set sentencing date for December 19.  Prior to the bench trial, Gilbert was denied his motion to dismiss based on the Interstate Agreement Detainers Act (an act in which a person in custody can request a trial or hearing within 180 days if they are in the custody of another jurisdiction).


Gilbert was previously convicted and sentenced to 128 years in Missouri for crimes relating to this escape.   Gilbert was sentenced to 128 years on 10 felonies including firing at a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest in January of 2015 in Platte County court.   A jury there convicted him after a two week trial. 

Billy Dean Reed Jr. sentenced for fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement


Billy Dean Reed Jr., 31, was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court to 14 months in prison for fleeing and attempting to elude members of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office.

Reed reportedly fled from officers Jan. 26. The pursuit began in the area of Kansas 92 Highway and 183rd Street.

Officers eventually discontinued the pursuit because of safety concerns. Reed was later apprehended.

He was sentenced to over a year with the department of corrections.

Clayton Wilmer receives a 20 year sentence


Twenty-six year old Leavenworth resident Clayton Wilmer was sentenced to four charges in Leavenworth District Court today.  He received 19 years and five months with the Department of Corrections for criminal discharge of a firearm in an occupied vehicle, and another six months for aggravated endangering a child, (which is required by law to run consecutive to any other conviction).


The Court further ran Clayton Wilmer’s nearly 20 year sentence concurrent to another case involving the same victim in which Wilmer was sentenced to 16 years earlier this year.


In the case in which Wilmer was sentenced to 16 years, he was sentenced to Aggravated Battery, Robbery, Criminal Restraint and Intimidation of a Witness.  Those offenses were also domestic violence related and occurred in August, 2014 when Wilmer attacked his victim, breaking her jawbone and taking her phone.  He was convicted of those charges following a jury trial in January, 2016 and sentenced in March.    Due to the Court’s decision, Wilmer is only facing 19 years and 11 months sentences for all these cases.    These cases are to run consecutive to his 2011 conviction for distributing marijuana which he is currently serving an 18 month sentence.


The sentencing today were from charges that arose on October 24, 2014 near a residence on South 10th Street, in Leavenworth, Kansas.  Witnesses testified during the trial that Wilmer had been texting his former girlfriend throughout the day.  He then approached the former girlfriend as she was getting into her car with another male and her infant daughter.   According to the testimony, Wilmer fired a shot from a 9 mm handgun into the car and struck the male in the right leg.  He then pointed the handgun at the male.  The daughter of Wilmer and his former girlfriend was in the backseat of the car.  A witness who was driving in the area observed Wilmer running north on 10 Street, stop and throw the handgun into a storm drain and continue running north.   He was then observed discarding a coat and hat into a creek north of Shawnee Street on 10th.  The handgun, hat and coat were retrieved by Leavenworth Police Officers.   Forensic testing by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation found that DNA on those items matched the DNA of Wilmer.  A jury convicted Wilmer of all four of these counts in September of 2016.