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KBI arrests 2 Franklin County homicide suspects; 1 arrested in rural Osage County

Timothy S. Corn

OTTAWA, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two subjects in connection with the shooting death of Nathan Boggs that occurred last summer. The suspects were arrested yesterday, one at a rural residence near Michigan Valley, Kan., in Osage County, and the other at the Franklin County Courthouse, Ottawa, Kan.

The homicide investigation has been underway since Boggs was shot and killed July 28, 2023, in rural Franklin County. The KBI reported that at around 8:45 p.m. that evening, Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 1805 John Brown Rd., near Princeton, Kan., after gunfire was reported. Deputies found Boggs, 42, of Ottawa, suffering from gunshot wounds, but despite life-saving measures he died at the scene.

Jessica D. Smith

Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, KBI agents and Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Timothy S. Corn, 41, Ottawa, at the Franklin County Courthouse, in Ottawa. Corn was arrested on a warrant for first-degree murder and interference with law enforcement.

The second suspect, Jessica D. Smith, 33, Ottawa, was arrested at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday at 6575 E. 213th St., Quenemo, Kan., near Michigan Valley and Pomona Lake Dam. Smith was also arrested on a warrant for first-degree murder and interference with law enforcement.

The arrests occurred without incident. Corn and Smith were booked into the Franklin County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing, and the Franklin County Attorney’s Office is expected to prosecute the case.

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