News to Know: Kansas robbery plea, plus 3 Missouri inmates still on the loose

The news you need to know before you head out the door

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. – A Missouri man who wore an ankle monitor during a bank robbery in Independence, Kansas issues a guilty plea. Paul Gordon says he robbed Equity bank more than a year ago when he walked in and handed a bank teller a note that said, “I got a gun, don’t do anything stupid. Put the money in the bag.” The teller gave Gordon $460. Gordon left the scene but was able to be tracked. He was wearing an ankle monitor he had to wear from a previous Missouri case. The ankle monitor tracked Gordon to his exact location. He will return to court August 19th for a sentencing hearing.

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. – The Kansas Attorney General files first degree murder charges in a Coffeyville mans death. Authorities say 61-year-old David Jackson of Coffeyville shot and killed Melvin Simpson, Junior on May 14th inside Jackson’s apartment. He remains in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1 Million bond. Click here for more details.

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. – A Coffeyville, Kansas man pleads no contest in the fatal accidental shooting of a Chanute teenager. Authorities say 19-year-old Treyvin Hayes-Smith accidentally shot and killed 15-year-old Nasha Gregory at a Coffeyville home in March. He pleaded no contest to charges of of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated endangerment of a child. Hayes-Smith is set to be sentenced July 18th. Click here to read about 2nd suspect now charged in the case.

BARRY COUNTY, Mo. – The search continues for three inmates from the Barry County Sherriff’s office that escaped on Friday. 29-year-old Lance Stephens, 29-year-old Matthew Crawford, and 37-year-old Christopher Blevins escaped from the Barry County Jail this morning. Stephens was being held on drug charges and unlawful use of a weapon. Crawford was held on felony stealing and Blevins was held on drug charges, vehicle tampering, and unlawful possession of a firearm. The three men are considered armed and dangerous, and the Sherriff says if you see them or know their whereabouts, do not approach them and call 911 immediately.  Watch here for the latest information on this case.

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