Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
At 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, two men wearing black hoodies and white scarves covering their faces entered the Dollar General at 1624 E. Central. One man pointed a silver handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the register. The two fled the scene in a white, mid '90s, Ford Crown Victoria with black rims.

The suspect pointing his gun at the clerk is a black male, mid 20s, 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds. He was wearing black sweats and white shoes with a black tip. The other suspect also is a black male, mid 20s, 6 feet tall and medium build. He was wearing burgundy sweats and black shoes with white shoe laces , and also showed a silver handgun.

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.


Vat Khamvongsa, 24, said he was tagging along with a childhood friend on Aug. 4, 2012, when he found himself among a group of Asian Boy gang members. They forced their way into a home at 830 S. Erie, and one of them cut Pheng Xiong’s throat. Khamvongsa was charged with first-degree murder.

Emmalynn Spencer, 18, spent the night of March 30, 2013, with four other young adults partying in Old Town. Early the next morning they drove to a field southeast of Wichita where one of them shot former South High football player Jordan Turner to death. Spencer was arrested and released without being charged.

Last year prosecutors filed charges in 11 homicide cases involving multiple murder suspects – as many as in the previous three years combined – and many of those cases are now working their way through the court system. Defendants in two of those cases are scheduled to stand trial this week.

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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:13 CDT

A Wichita man who was a registered sex offender at the time he committed sexual crimes against a 14-year-old girl was given two life sentences Friday.

Sedgwick County District Judge Bruce Brown handed down the sentences for Gerrian Green, 32, for criminal sodomy and sexual exploitation of a child, District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release.

Brown ordered the sentences to be served consecutively and without the possibility of parole. Green was sentenced under the state’s aggravated habitual sex offender law, a Bennett spokesman said.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:55 CDT

A 35-year-old woman head-butted a police officer as he tried to arrest her and then damaged his patrol car, according to a Wichita police report.

The incident started about 2 p.m. Thursday at a convenience store in the 800 block of South Meridian. A 31-year-old man told police the woman ripped a blinker off his company car, the report said.

When the officer started to take the woman into custody, she smacked him in the head with her head, Lt. Dan East said.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:32 CDT
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