Archive for Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Two men charged in trailer thefts in county

November 26, 2003

Two Kansas City, Mo., men have been charged in connection with the theft of a flatbed trailer last week.

According to Roger Marrs of the Leavenworth County attorney's office, Seth Emery, 18, has been charged with felony possession of a 1983 Chevy pickup, felony theft of a flatbed trailer and attempted felony theft of a flatbed trailer. A co-defendant, Charles Johnson, 19, is charged with aiding and abetting felony theft and aiding and abetting attempted felony theft.

The Leavenworth County sheriff's office provided this information about the case against the two men:

On Nov. 18, a man who lives in the 22000 block of 189th reported that he had stopped a man from stealing his flatbed trailer from his residence. Sheriff's officers began looking for the suspect, who had fled in a 1993 Chevy pickup.

Officer Robert Smith found the pickup pulling another trailer near 187th Street and Bauserman Road. He tried to catch up to the pickup, but lost sight of it after it crested a hill. Moments later, Smith found the pickup and trailer abandoned in a private driveway along 187th Street. Smith then noticed a second vehicle containing two men and a woman fleeing the area. Lansing police officers soon found that vehicle and the three suspects at a Lansing convenience store.

The pickup had been stolen in Kansas City, Mo., and the trailer had reportedly been stolen from an open field in Leavenworth County.

The defendants are scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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