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Sheriff’s Reports: Traffic stops, K-9 deployment yield arrests

At 1:34 p.m. July 20, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop at milepost 164 on Interstate 35 for a traffic violation. During the stop, the sheriff’s K-9 officer conducted a search, and narcotics were located on a passenger, a sheriff’s office press release reported. The passenger, Leanna M. Driskell, 41, of Moore, Okla., was taken into custody and transported to the Osage County Jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


At 1:16 p.m. July 19, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 35 near milepost 160 for a traffic violation. During the stop, narcotics were located on a passenger in the vehicle. Colisa R. Keely, 48, of Haysville, Kan., was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


At 4:24 p.m. July 12, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a car stop at Spring Street and Main Street, in Melvern, Kan., for a traffic violation. During the stop, the K-9 officer searched the vehicle and narcotics were located. The driver of the vehicle, Karla J. Doty, 50, Melvern, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


At 11:47 p.m. July 8, 2021, deputies responded to a report of a vehicle on fire at 181st Street and U.S. Highway 75, in Osage County. Upon arrival, the vehicle was found unoccupied and the driver could not be located. A short time later, the driver was located in a ditch near the scene, and was found to be in possession of narcotics, the sheriff’s office reported. Cheryl L. Albright, 62, Topeka, Kan., was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a prescription only drug.


At approximately 9 p.m. July 7, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s deputy, who was patrolling in Quenemo, saw a subject walking who he knew to have active warrants for their arrest. The deputy attempted to contact the subject and became involved in a foot pursuit. A sheriff’s office press release said the subject kicked a deputy while being taken into custody. The subject, Cheyenne N. Day, 19, Quenemo, was arrested on suspicion of battery on a law enforcement officer, interference with law enforcement, and three Osage County warrants.


At approximately 1:09 p.m. July 7, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a vehicle pursuit near Scranton. The pursuit traveled several rural roads before entering Scranton. The driver eventually stopped in town, and a K-9 was deployed and narcotics were located. The driver of the vehicle, Daniel W. Jones, 47, Quenemo, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal damage to property, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude, driving while revoked, and driving while a habitual violator.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, July 9 – July 15, 2021

The following information was compiled July 9 to July 15, 2021, from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

Osage County Jail Log, July 11 – July 16, 2021

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, July 2 – July 8, 2021

The following information was compiled July 2 to July 8, 2021, from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

Osage County Jail Log, July 5 – July 10, 2021

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, June 25 – July 1, 2021

The following information was compiled June 25 to July 1, 2021, from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

Osage County Jail Log, June 26 – July 3, 2021

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Scranton woman injured in rollover accident on U.S. 56

SCRANTON, Kan. – A Scranton woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident yesterday near Scranton.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that around 12:12 p.m., June 29, 2021, Merle N. Parsons, 81, of Scranton, Kan., was driving a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup westbound on U.S. Highway 56, about a mile east of Scranton, when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the roadway to north. The truck rolled several times and came to rest in the ditch.

Parsons was found to be seriously injured in the crash, and she was transported to Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

KHP was assisted at the scene by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Osage County Jail Log, June 20 – June 26, 2021

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

K-170 bridge replacement near Reading to close highway for approximately 1 year

A bridge replacement project scheduled to begin this week in Osage County will close a portion of state Highway 170 near Reading, Kan.

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced the bridge that spans the Marais Des Cygnes River approximately 1.5 miles east of Reading will be replaced in the project that is expected to be completed by July 2022.

During the project, K-170 will be closed at the worksite and posted detours will direct traffic to use state Highway 99 and U.S. Highway 56. Drivers should expect delays of up to 40 minutes by following the detour. Work will take place Monday through Saturday, during daylight hours.

A.M. Cohron & Sons Inc., of Atlantic, Iowa, is the contractor on the $3.5 million project.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. For more information about Kansas road construction projects, see www.kandrive.org or call 5-1-1.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, June 11 – June 25, 2021

The following information was compiled June 11 to June 25, 2021, from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

Osage County Jail Log, June 13 – June 19, 2021

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Sheriff’s Reports: Topeka man charged with human trafficking

A Topeka man was arrested June 8, 2021, as the result of an ongoing investigation by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office into online solicitation of children by adults. The sheriff reported in a press release that Mark E. Davenport, 39, of Topeka, Kan., was taken into custody without incident after he allegedly made plans to meet with someone he believed to be a minor.

Davenport appeared before Osage County Magistrate Judge Lori Breshears June 9 on charges of aggravated human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of a child. Breshears set bond at $75,000 cash or surety; Davenport remained in the Osage County Jail as of June 14.


Lyndon man arrested at Osage City on drug charges

An Osage County Sheriff’s Office press release reported that at approximately 10:53 a.m. June 9, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a car stop in the 100 block of South 9th Street, in Osage City, Kan. During the stop, narcotics were located. The driver of the vehicle, Matthew J. Wilson-Bedford, 28, of Lyndon, was taken into custody and transported to the Osage County Jail Facility on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while suspended. Bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety, and Wilson-Bedford bonded out of Osage County Jail on Friday, with his second appearance set for June 24.

Osage County Jail Log, June 6 – June 12, 2021

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Osage County Jail Log, May 31 – June 5, 2021

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

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