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    KS - Cpl. Jason Harwood, 40, fatally shot, Topeka, 7 Sept 2014



    http://www.19actionnews.com/story/26...e-line-of-duty

    The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says Corporal Jason Harwood pulled a car over for a traffic stop and during the course of the stop, at least one of the three occupants fired at the officer.

    A witness said that her daughter saw the officer shot in the chest. The woman says she rushed over and called 911 on the officer's radio...

    Harwood was treated at the scene, then taken to a local hospital where he later died.
    http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/225509173

    A convicted felon was charged Monday with gunning down a Topeka, Kan., police officer, and a second man with helping the alleged killer escape on a stolen motorcycle.

    A judge ordered Ross Preston Lane, 30, held without bail. Lane was charged with the capital murder of a law enforcement officer and weapons charges, including possession of a gun by a felon...

    Randy Allen Ridens, Jr., 30, was charged with aiding a felon, obstruction of justice, and theft. His bail was set at $1 million.

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    Oh no, not another. WTH is wrong with these criminals. Heart saddened. **%%&&%%!

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    http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/A...275813951.html

    In affidavits from law enforcement, a passenger who was in the car with Lane says he noticed Lane was speeding and told him to slow down, but then a law enforcement vehicle pulled in behind them with its lights on. The passenger, whose name was removed from the document, says Lane started saying, "I'm not going back to prison," then pulled a gun from between the seats and set it on his lap.

    In the affidavit, Lane told detectives that Cpl. Harwood approached the driver's side window, and, as the officer started to say something, Lane fired several shots. The passenger told detectives that as he saw Lane start to lift the gun, the passenger told him, "No, no, don't," then turned his head and heard three to four gunshots.

    Lane told detectives he had been using methamphetamine approximately two hours before the shooting.
    Reads like a bad movie script. This POS folded pretty quick for a guy willing to take a man's life to avoid a few years in the pokey, but I guess you can't expect a meth-head to make sense.

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    http://cjonline.com/news/2015-01-09/...ng-cpl-harwood

    Witnesses will take the stand Tuesday in Shawnee County District Court to testify about the killing of Topeka Police Cpl. Jason Harwood in September during a traffic stop in East Topeka.

    The preliminary hearing of Ross Preston Lane, the man charged as the gunman in the shooting death of Harwood, is expected to last one day, perhaps extending into Wednesday.

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    http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/A...1.html?ref=951

    Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor says there's enough evidence to seek the death penalty against Lane. Much of that evidence was presented in court today, and it was enough for Judge Parish to bind lane over for trial.

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    http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/R...289071221.html

    Randy Ridens was scheduled to enter a plea last week to charges of obstruction of justice and possession of stolen property.

    However, court records show the hearing was delayed because both prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed with a report that Ridens is incompetent to stand trial.

    The court record shows Ridens is committed to Larned State Hospital and will be re-evaluated within the next 90 days.

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    Steve Fry ‏@TCJCourtsNCrime 17m17 minutes ago
    Terms of Ross Preston Lane's plea on Friday in capital murder case are unknown as of Wednesday evening.

    Steve Fry ‏@TCJCourtsNCrime 15m15 minutes ago
    6-week trial will be averted by Friday plea by Lane in the 2014 slaying of police Cpl. Jason Harwood.

    Steve Fry ‏@TCJCourtsNCrime 10m10 minutes ago
    Notice of the Friday plea by Lane surfaced Wednesday in Shawnee County District Court.

    I will be curious what deal Lane was offered!

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    Steve Fry ‏@TCJCourtsNCrime 2h2 hours ago
    Ross Preston Lane just pleaded guilty to capital murder in the killing of a Topeka police officer. Death penalty is off the table.

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    Ross Lane pleads guilty to killing Topeka police Cpl. Jason Harwood
    Plea: Lane faces life in prison without parole but no death penalty


    By Steve Fry
    steve.fry@cjonline.com
    Ross Preston Lane, 31, pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to capital murder of Topeka police Cpl. Jason Harwood on Sept. 7, 2014, during a car stop in East Topeka.

    During a 23-minute hearing in Shawnee County District Court, Lane also pleaded guilty to two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm.

    http://cjonline.com/news/2015-07-10/...-jason-harwood

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    http://cjonline.com/news/2015-12-29/...wood#gsc.tab=0

    Randy Allen Ridens Jr., 32, received two consecutive prison terms totaling 27 months during a hearing in Shawnee County District Court.

    Ridens pleaded guilty Nov. 9 to obstructing justice and possession of stolen property — a Harley-Davidson motorcycle — which are felonies...

    The sentencing comes five days after Lane was found dead in his cell at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. His death is being investigated.




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