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Cherokee County resident wins $124k on Keno ticket

TOPEKA, Kan. – A Kansas Lottery player from Cherokee County has won $124,600 on the Keno game. It’s one of the largest Keno tickets ever sold in the state. The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, wagered $4 each for four drawings on the 8-Spot Game with the added Bull’s-eye, and matched all eight of their numbers—which let them grab the progressive jackpot—plus hit the Bull’s-eye to win the total amount.
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Arrest Made in Riverton Burglary

A Cherokee County man is facing charges following a search warrant being executed at a rural Riverton home. 20-year-old Theodore "Tee" Lane, of Galena, was taken into custody late last week. He is being held on allegations of burglary, attempted theft and criminal trespass. Authorities have been attempting to locate...
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Cherokee County fugitives are captured in Oklahoma

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – Authorities capture two men who escaped from the Cherokee County Jail Monday night. After a massive manhunt, police have arrested Mark Hopkins and Michael Martsolf. Authorities took both into custody in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Hopkins was in jail for Capital Murder charges stemming from a June...
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Woman Arrested in Connection with Inmates Escape

A Weir woman has been taken into custody on charges related to the escape of two inmates from the Cherokee County Jail earlier this week. Cherokee County Detectives arrested 26-year-old Tasha Taylor, following the execution of a search warrant at her home. She is charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated escape, felony aiding a fugitive and obstructing justice.
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Escaped Cherokee County Inmates Caught in Oklahoma

The two inmates who escaped the Cherokee County Jail earlier this week have been apprehended. Following a massive manhunt, Mark Hopkins and Michael Martsolf were taken into custody in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. The suspects, who were armed at the time of arrest, now face additional charges of aggravated escape from custody.
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Weir woman arrested for helping Cherokee County inmates escape

WEIR, Kan. – Cherokee County, Kansas investigators arrest a woman for helping two inmates escape from the county jail. (Previous Story: $5,000 reward offered for escaped Cherokee County inmates) The 26 year old woman from Weir, Kansas was taken into custody after authorities served a search warrant at her home....
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2 escaped inmates from Kansas recaptured in Oklahoma

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — Two inmates who escaped from a southeast Kansas jail on Monday have been recaptured in Oklahoma, authorities said Friday. Mark Gerald Hopkins II and Michael Wayne Martsolf were captured in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said. Details of how the men were captured were not released.
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17-year-old rescued from Lowell house fire passes away

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – A 17-year-old pulled from a house fire in Lowell, Kansas has passed away. Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves confirmed to KOAM that Briann King, who just graduated high school, passed away yesterday. Early Monday morning, May 24, fire crews responded to a structure fire in Lowell...
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News to Know (5/27/21)

LABETTE COUNTY, Kan. – Two are dead following a crash in Labette County, Kansas. Authorities with the Kansas State Highway Patrol say it happened around 2:00pm on U.S. 59. They say a vehicle driven by 43-year old Jason Hopkins of Parsons crossed the center line and collided head on with 67-year old Robert Rowe of Oswego. Hopkins and Rowe were both pronounced dead at the scene. Hopkin’s passenger, 41-year old Jennifer Faller of Parsons was taken to the hospital with suspected serious injuries.
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$5,000 reward offered for escaped Cherokee County inmates

COLUMBUS, Kan. – Cherokee County, Kansas authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of two escapees from the Cherokee County Jail. (Previous Story: Two inmates escape Cherokee County jail overnight) 30-year-old Mark Hopkins II and 34-year-old Michael Martstolf escaped the Columbus facility at 11:00 p.m....
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2 inmates escape from southeast Kansas jail, sheriff's office says

COLUMBUS, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a county jail in southeast Kansas. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office posted a flyer on social media saying Michael Wayne Martsolf and Mark Gerald Hopkins II escaped the jail in Columbus at around 11 p.m. Monday. Hopkins...
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Search continues for murder suspect who escaped from Kan. jail

CHEROKEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are searching for two suspects who escaped from the Cherokee County Jail. Just after 11p.m. Monday 30-year-old double murder suspect Mark Gerald Hopkins II and 34-year-old drug suspect Michael Wayne Martsolf escaped from the Cherokee County Jail in Columbus, Kansas, according to Sheriff David Grove. The...
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Woman arrested after 2 inmates escape from southeast Kansas jail

COLUMBUS, Kan. (KAKE) - A 26-year-old woman has been arrested in connection to the escape of two inmates from a southeast Kansas county jail. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said Tasha (Young) Taylor, of Weir, was arrested Thursday morning after a search warrant was executed at her home. She was booked for two counts each of conspiracy to commit aggravated escape and felony aiding a fugitive, and one count of obstructing justice.
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Double homicide suspect and another inmate escape from Kansas jail

Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped for a southeast Kansas jail. One of the inmates, Mark Gerald Hopkins II, has been charged with killing two people in rural Cherokee County in June 2020. The other inmate, Michael Wayne Martsolf, was being held on drug-related crimes. The Cherokee County Sheriff's office said the men escaped Monday night but did not provide details about the escape. Hopkins was facing a capital murder charge in the deaths of 27-year-old Blaze Swank, of rural Scammon and 20-year-old Kylan Shook, of Pittsburg. Both escapees have extensive tattoos and could be in a white 2008 Honda Accord with Missouri tag LG2X0F.
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Reward Offered for Information of Escaped Inmates

A $5,000 reward is being offered for the information leading to the capture of two escapees from the Cherokee County Jail. Mark Hopkins II and Michael Martsolf escaped from the facility in Columbus at 11:00 pm Monday. Hopkins was being held in connection to a June 2020 double homicide Martsolf was being held on felony narcotics charges. Both should be considered dangerous.