Tag: Kansas

The Latest: Jurors Deliberating in Kansas Bomb Plot Case

The case of three militia members accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex housing Somalis in Kansas is now in the hands of the jury.
Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy against civil rights in the plot targeting Muslims in Garden City. Wright is also charged with lying to the FBI…..more: wtop.com 

Feds Charge Kansas Militia Members With Plotting to Bomb Somali

Three Kansas men who were allegedly part of a domestic terrorist group called “the Crusaders” were arrested by the FBI on Friday, charged with plotting to carry out an attack on Muslims living in the state.

The men are identified as Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen, and are all in their late 40s. They belonged to a group that espoused “sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant…more: huffingtonpost

Seeking Escape From Home, Kansas Man Robs Bank, Goes Straight to Jail

A Kansas man robbed a bank last week in order to go to jail and avoid his wife, court documents showed.Lawrence John Ripple, 70, is shown in this Wyandotte County Detention Center in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. released on September 7, 2016.  Courtesy Wyandotte County Detention Center/Handout via REUTERS

Lawrence John Ripple, 70, told his wife following a fight on Friday that “he’d rather be in jail than at home.”

After writing a note stating that he had a gun and wanted money, Ripple walked to a bank in Kansas City, Kansas, and handed it to the teller….MORE: www.reuters.com/