Osage County defendants sentenced

Osage County Attorney Brandon Jones has released the following information about convictions and sentencing in Osage County District Court last week.

Malissa L. Elder, 37, Quenemo, was sentenced to serve 18 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. Elder was arrested by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office in May 2016, after a two-month long investigation revealed that she was distributing methamphetamine out of her home in Quenemo. Elder was convicted of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in March of 2017. She has remained in the Osage County Jail since her arrest in last year. She will be transported to prison to serve out her sentence. She will also be required to register as a drug offender for 15 years. Thanks to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office for their hard work on this case.

Micale J.W. Manganiello, 27, Topeka, was sentenced to serve 72 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections and pay almost $50,000 in restitution May 15, 2017, in Osage County District Court. Manganiello was convicted of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and arson in March of 2017. In late June of 2016, Manganiello stole a Ford F-550 utility truck and an attached utility trailer in Shawnee County. The trailer was abandoned and burned in Osage County, leading to the arson conviction. Manganiello was later spotted by police in the stolen truck and a chase ensued ending in Osage County. During the chase, Manganiello rammed a Shawnee County patrol car and an Osage County patrol car, totaling the Osage County patrol car and causing minor injuries to the Osage County deputy, leading to the aggravated battery conviction. Manganiello has remained in the Osage County Jail since his arrest in this case, and now awaits transport to prison to serve out his sentence.

Jacky L. Wolf Jr., 29, Osage City, was ordered to serve 16 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections May 15, 2017, in Osage County District Court. Wolf was convicted of criminal use of a financial card in November 2015, and was sentenced to 16 months in prison, but was given a chance on probation. Over the last year and a half, Wolf violated his probation on three separate occasions, resulting in probation being revoked and the court ordering him to serve his prison sentence. He remains in the Osage County Jail awaiting transport to the KDOC to serve a 16-month sentence.

Samson M. Davenport, 27, Osage City, was convicted of two counts of vehicular burglary and one count of felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer in Osage County District Court on May 15, 2017. Davenport was charged with numerous crimes for a string of vehicular burglaries and thefts that occurred in Osage County in the first half of January 2017, and ended with his arrest after a police pursuit on Jan. 14, 2017. Davenport will be sentenced on at 1 p.m. June 19, 2017, as part of a plea agreement that calls for him to serve 28 months in prison and pay several thousand dollars in restitution to several victims of his crimes. He remains in the Osage County Jail pending sentencing. Thanks to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office for their hard work in the investigation of these numerous crimes and the apprehension of Davenport. The public also provided valuable information to law enforcement that helped lead to Davenport’s arrest. Thanks for all who helped in this matter.

For more information about these cases, contact Osage County Attorney Brandon Jones at 785-828-4931, or the Osage County Courthouse, 717 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, Kan.


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