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Morning Sun
  • Local convictions and sentencings

  • Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso, Jr. reports that on Thursday, Donald Marrs, 49, of Pittsburg was sentenced in the District Court in Girard to a total of 10 years in prison for his convictions of non-residential burglary and failure to comply with the Kansas Offender Registration Act.

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  • Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso, Jr. reports that on Thursday, Donald Marrs, 49, of Pittsburg was sentenced in the District Court in Girard to a total of 10 years in prison for his convictions of non-residential burglary and failure to comply with the Kansas Offender Registration Act.  Marrs was previously ordered to register stemming from a 1998 conviction of indecent solicitation of a child.  
    Lynsey Rhuems, 27, Pittsburg, was convicted of trafficking morphine and alprazolam into the Crawford County Jail from an incident occurring on September 23, 2011.  
    She is to be sentenced on May 2nd and is facing 31-136 months in prison depending on her criminal history.  Johnny Robertson, 19, Pittsburg was sentenced to a little over 2 years in prison for his convictions of attempted residential burglary, criminal threat and attempted criminal possession of a firearm.  Tasha Burke, 44, Pittsburg, was sentenced to a little over 6 years in prison for her convictions of trafficking contraband into the Crawford County Jail, theft, non-residential burglary and possession of hydrocodone.  Gayoso stated, “We had three defendants go to prison for a total combined sentence of over 18 years.  These successful outcomes were made possible by the hard work of our office in collaboration with the excellent dedication of law enforcement.”
    Also on Thursday, a preliminary hearing was held on Michael Hula, 20, Pittsburg, where the court found probable cause and bound Hula over for trial on 2 counts of Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a child, and 1 count of Criminal Sodomy from incidents occurring in April and May 2011.  The child was 14 years of age at the time of the allegations.  His arraignment is scheduled for April 16th.  Michael Hula has the presumption of innocence and these are only allegations until proven guilty by the State beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury.

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