Court proceedings and police reports
Leavenworth County Sheriff
Sheriff's department officials have determined that alcohol was a contributing factor in a double fatality accident last month involving two brothers from Easton. The blood-alcohol level of Larry E. Culbertson Jr., 22, was above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Culbertson was driving at a high rate of speed about 4:50 a.m. on Aug. 26 along 147th Street when his vehicle missed a curve and struck an embankment. He and his brother, Chadwick Culbertson, 21, died from injuries suffered in the accident.
Someone stole a flatbed trailer from the 20600 block of Sandusky Road between midnight last Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday.
A vehicle driven by Claude Attebury III, 51, 16984 182nd St., struck a deer on Leavenworth County Road 6, just east of County Road 37.
A vehicle driven south on Leavenworth County Road 10 by Christina M. Winkler, 22, 23676 211th St., struck an angus cow just north of County Road 8 about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The cow was not killed; Winkler's car received $3,000 in damage.
Brandon T. Parker, 24, Lawrence was driving east on U.S. Highway 24-40 when his vehicle struck a deer about 6:45 a.m. Saturday. The incident occurred just west of 243rd Street.
U.S. District Court
Raul Barriga, 32, Leavenworth, has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of attempting to provide about 12 ounces of marijuana to an inmate of the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth. The trial is set for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 6 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.
If convicted of the charge, Barriga faces a maximum of five years in federal prison without parole.
A warrant has been issued for a 21-year-old Leavenworth man who is suspected of wrecking a stolen sport utility vehicle last week in Tonganoxie. The SUV was involved in an accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 near the bridge over Main Street. The driver fled the scene of the accident. The vehicle apparently was stolen on Aug. 31 in Leavenworth, according to Lt. Pat Kitchens of the Leavenworth police department. "We're working on some additional cases with the same person as a suspect," Kitchens said. Specifically, Kitchens said, the man is a suspect in other vehicle thefts.
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