Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
About 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, a man entered Carson Bank in downtown Mulvane. He softly walked up to the teller and whispered, “ a robbery.” He didn't show a weapon, but he passed a note demanding a specific amount of money in specific denominations. The robber was seen driving away in a 1980s Chevy S-10 pickup truck with faded paint, red/white/red stripes along the side, an extended cab, a long bed and stock wheels.

He is a white male, 45 to 55 years old, 5-foot-8 and 145 to 150 pounds. He was wearing a gray cap, dark sunglasses, reddish turtleneck and an orange sleeveless vest (possibly reversible) with a gray sweat shirt underneath.

Upon further investigation it is believed that this suspect may also have robbed a Haysville bank on Nov. 20, 2012.

If you have information about this robbery or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.






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Jahmez Hunt, 3, had retrieved the gun from cabinets above the refrigerator at their home at 525 E. Lincoln just before 5 p.m. Tuesday when he accidentally shot himself in the chest, Lt. Jeff Gilmore said.

Jahmez died a short time later while undergoing surgery at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Gilmore said.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:41 CDT

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