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Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2007

Suspect in slaying sought by authorities

August 16, 2007

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A man charged with murder in Coffey County on Wednesday is being sought by authorities.

Russell Allen Dempsay was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated robbery after allegedly robbing and killing Richard Duane Freeman II on July 7 at his home in LeRoy.

Attorney General Paul Morrison, Coffey County Attorney Doug Witteman and local law enforcement request the assistance of the public in locating the potentially dangerous suspect.

"We ask that anyone who sees Russell Allen Dempsay call the police immediately," Morrison said. "Kansans should not approach him or attempt to interact with him. They should just call law enforcement right away."

Dempsay is a 25-year-old white man. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 175 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes.

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