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PRESS RELEASE
Parsons Police Make Arrest in Rape



Date: February 7, 2019
Contact: Sergeant Jason Ludwig
Phone: (620) 421-7060
Email: jludwig@parsonspd.com

     Parsons Police Department officers responded to a report on Wednesday regarding a possible Rape. During the initial report the victim was able to identify a white male suspect and his possible locations.

     Parsons Police Officers found the suspect and he was transported to the Parsons Police Department for an interview with detectives. After the interview and a subsequent search of a residence in the 2700 block of Appleton, Zachary Chance Keath, white male, age 21 of Parsons, was arrested on suspicion of Rape and Aggravated Criminal Sodomy. Keath is currently being held at the Parsons City Jail awaiting his first appearance in Labette County District Court.

     Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks says “this is an unfortunate incident and the victim’s safety is our biggest concern at this point. In a community this size, incidents like this happen more often than are reported, we want anyone who is a victim to feel safe enough to report all crimes. In violent and sensitive cases, we as a department will strive to do our best and help guide victims to safety and aid.”

     This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to “See It, Hear It, Report It.” If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at tips@parsonspd.com.

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Press Release


Date: February 7, 2019
Contact: Sergeant Jason Ludwig
Phone: (620) 421-7060
Email: jludwig@parsonspd.com

     Parsons Police Department to conduct enforcement campaign near high schools Beginning February 25 thru March 8, Parsons Police will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma with increased enforcement near high schools to raise awareness on roadway safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence.

     “Even one teen death is unacceptable,” Chief Robert Spinks said. “Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.”

     Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up. Remind teens that driving is a privilege and encourage them to learn about the importance of driving safely.

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