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MURDERER ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE

May 13, 1995

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Six area inmates are up for state parole hearings next month.

A former Topeka resident who has been imprisoned since 1975 for a robbery and slaying at a former Lawrence nightclub is one of six state prison inmates convicted in local courts who will be considered for parole in June.

Don H. Long currently is serving a life prison term in the Lansing Correctional Facility for the murder of Todd Storbeck, a 21-year-old Kansas University student. Storbeck was shot to death on Nov. 13, 1974, during a robbery at the former Sanctuary Club. After killing Storbeck, Long took four hostages and stole a car.

He released the hostages later that day in Topeka and was captured in Junction City two days after the incident.

In April 1975, Long pleaded guilty in Douglas County to second-degree murder, five counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of kidnapping, one count of aggravated sodomy and one count of possessing a handgun within five years of a previous felony conviction. He also is serving prison terms for earlier, unrelated convictions in Shawnee County on one count of burglary and two counts of attempted burglary.

Following is a list of other inmates who were convicted in local and area courts whose parole hearings also are scheduled in June. The list includes the county or counties in which they were convicted, the crimes for which they were convicted and the facility where they are incarcerated.

  • Kevin R. Moten, Douglas, theft and three counts of burglary, Ellsworth Correctional Facility.
  • Andrew Lorenzo, Douglas, aggravated sexual battery, Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
  • Terry Davis, Jefferson, burglary and theft, Lansing Correctional Facility.
  • James A. Gragg, Douglas, aggravated incest, Lansing Correctional Facility.
  • Tommy L. Jones, Jefferson and Douglas, burglary, criminal damage to property and robbery, Winfield Correctional Facility.

The parole board has scheduled three public comment sessions to gather input on whether to grant parole to these and other inmates.

The sessions are scheduled:

  • From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 22 in the county commission room on the second floor of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, 710 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.
  • From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 23 in the auditorium on the second floor of the Center for Historic Research, 120 W. 10th, Topeka.
  • From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 25 in the city council chambers on the first floor of the Wichita Municipal Building, 455 N. Main, Wichita.

People who would like to comment about the inmates, but cannot attend one of the public comment sessions, can send a letter to: Kansas Parole Board, Landon State Office Building, 900 Jackson, Room 452-South, Topeka 66612-1220.

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