Police briefs


Wichita man charged with capital murder in double homicide

Luis Alvarado-Meraz, a 24-year-old Wichita man, is charged with capital murder in the deaths of his twin brother, 24-year-old Manuel Alvarado-Meraz, and sister-in-law, 22-year-old Lucero Rodriguez, according to Little Apple Post.

Alvarado-Meraz lived with the couple, who were found dead by a family member Jan. 14. Police and court records do not indicate a motive for the two deaths. His bond was set at $1 million.

Salina business burglary under investigation

Salina law enforcement authorities are investigating a burglary that occurred Tuesday night at La Jerezana Mexican Store in the 1300 block of South Santa Fe Street, according to Little Apple Post.

Items stolen include a 30-inch flat screen TV and DVD player, a Dell notebook computer, a fourth generation iPad, 20 leather purses, gold jewelry, rosaries with a silver crucifix, DVD movies and a Coach brand purse. Total loss, including damages, is estimated at $8,100.

Hearing set for suspects in deadly gun shop robbery

A preliminary hearing was set for April 21 for three Missouri men in a deadly robbery attempt at a Shawnee gun store She’s a Pistol. Hakeem Malik, 18, Nicquan Midgyett, 19, Deanthony Wiley, 19 and Londro Patterson III, 20, from Kansas City, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jon Bieker, 44, according to the Kansas City Star.

The shooting occurred Jan. 9. Midgyett, Patterson and Wiley were also wounded in the shooting, and Wiley remains hospitalized.

Wichita woman put on probation for running prostitution service

Saundra J. Lacy, 60, of Wichita, was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation, per recommendation of both prosecutors and her defense attorney, according to WIBW.

Lacy admitted in her plea deal that her escort service, Jessie’s Primetime Entertainment, was a front for a prostitution business that employed at least 20 female escorts. According to prosecutors, Lacy’s customers would pay $160 for a half-hour date or $185 for an hour-long date that included sexual contact.

Topeka teen’s murder described as drug deal gone bad

According to WIBW, court documents released Wednesday describe the shooting death of Colton Christensen, 18, of Topeka Jan. 5 as a drug deal gone bad.

The documents stated that Christensen and an unnamed minor had been in his vehicle trying to sell marijuana all day, when the pair was met by Kelsey Fairchild, 21, who intended to buy two ounces of marijuana for $500.

According to the documents, Fairchild attempted to leave Christensen’s vehicle without paying, resulting in a struggle during which Christensen was fatally shot by Fairchild in the torso. The minor in the vehicle was not injured.

Fairchild is charged with first degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.