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Archive for Sunday, August 5, 2001

State briefs

August 5, 2001

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Topeka: Lawrence resident charged in ATM scam

A former security company employee has been charged with stealing $25,000 from a Firstar automated teller machine.

George Westley Davis, 29, of Lawrence, worked for a security company that provided ATM service for the bank branch in Lawrence, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Topeka.

Davis is accused of using his key to one ATM and the combinations for the safe inside to steal the money between April 15 and July 22, 2001. The federal charges accuse Davis of stealing from the ATMs four times.

Davis faces up to 10 years in prison if he's convicted. He was arrested Thursday.

Wichita: Appeal blocks release of murder case records

An appeal by the man accused in the execution-style killing of four people last year will keep some records in his case closed from public view, at least for now.

Reginald Carr and his brother, Jonathan, are charged with killing four people found shot to death Dec. 15 at a Wichita soccer field, and one other killing.

Last week, Sedgwick County Chief Judge Paul Buchanan ordered the release of the 911 transcript, autopsy results, firearms tests and the front pages of police incident logs. But he kept the records sealed until Friday to allow Reginald Carr's lawyers to appeal, which they did.

Wichita: Couple die after vehicle plunges into pond

A Wichita couple died when their sport-utility vehicle went off Interstate 235 into a pond in Wichita.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Dale Buffington, 68, and his wife Doris, 66, were pulled from a submerged Mercury Mountaineer and given CPR Friday. They revived at the scene, but died Friday night at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus.

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