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Triple Murder Suspects In Custody

Posted 1/19/2017

By BLAKE SPURNEY

Special To The Ledger

NEWTON - Two suspects wanted in connection with a triple homicide in late October in rural Moundridge are in custody in San Diego, California, awaiting extradition to Kansas on capital murder charges.

Jereme Lee Nelson, 34, and Myrta Rangel, 31, were arrested in Mexico on the murder warrants, said Harvey County Attorney David Yoder. Mexican authorities delivered the two suspects Friday morning to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Nelson and Rangel also are charged with three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Travis Street, Angela Graevs and Richard Prouty. Their bodies were found Oct. 30 outside a home in the 8600 block of North Spring Lake Road.

Yoder said Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents were en route Friday to San Diego to secure their return. He said he was still awaiting details about how authorities tracked Nelson and Rangel down. He has scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the community room at the Harvey County Courthouse.

Harvey County’s last capital murder trial occurred in 2006. Gregory A. Moore was convicted of killing sheriff’s deputy Kurt Ford and four additional counts of attempted first-degree murder. Authorities had responded to a domestic dispute. Moore is serving life in prison with no possibility for parole.

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Fire Destroys Deck On Moundridge House

Posted 1/19/2017

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Fire destroyed the outside deck on the west side of a house in the early afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the 200 block of west Ruth in Moundridge.

The Moundridge Fire Department responded to the call just after 1 p.m.

The fire apparently started in the deck area of the home, MFD Capt. Jeremy Johnson said. The fire moved from the porch to the kitchen through nearby windows.

Fire damage was restricted to those two areas. However, there was “extreme heat and smoke damage” throughout the home, Johnson said.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” he noted.

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Inman Council Takes Look At Several Economic Development Issues

Posted 1/19/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN –Members of the Inman City Council discussed several community development projects during its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 9, at the city office.

The city has purchased two tracts of land it wants to develop for industrial and business use. Council members want to start with the north tract.

BG Consultants has already presented some preliminary plans for the project. The north tract has Eighth Avenue on the east side and Ranchland Drive along the south end.

City Superintendent Danny Parr said developer Al Vogts could be available to provide ideas for the project.

“Al has some different ideas we could do out there,” Parr said.

Council members indicated they were interested in determining their options on how to develop the property.

“It doesn’t hurt anything to ask,” Councilman Darin Pote said. “We have to find out if that project is viable.”

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