Sumner County Court Docket: Feb. 17, 2015 report (part 1)

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Kaylena Nash, born in 1989, of 714 E. Harvey in Wellington was charged with aggravated assault, a level 7 felony; aggravated endangering a child, a level 9 felony; aggravated criminal possession of a firearm, a level 8 felony; and criminal discharge of firearm, a level 7 felony.Nash is accused on Feb. 10 of firing a handgun onto the floor intending to scare the person she was upset with.There was also a 5-year child in the next room, allegedly when she fired the gun.Nash also unlawfully possessed a firearm after having been convicted of attempted aggravated battery. However, she told authorities, it was not a firearm and the conviction has not been expunged or pardoned. She advised the investigative officer after shooting the handgun that she had previously been convicted of aggravated battery involving a knife.Her bond was set at $10,000 on Feb. 10.•••••Christopher Carron, born in 1991, of Wichita was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; and obstructing official duty, a Class A misdemeanor.Carron is accused on Feb. 5 at the Kansas Star Casino of elbowing a food and beverage supervisor in the stomach as he was passing by him.He was told by the the supervisor and a special agent working at the casino that he needed to leave the premises due to his intoxication and profanity. He allegedly refused to do so and launched into a profanity-laced tirade which concluded by saying he was going to finish his beer first.He then allegedly threatened the special agent with physical violence.••••Crystal Carron,  born in 1966, of Peck was charged with criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; interference with a law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and battery, a Class A misdemeanor.Ms. Carron on Feb. 5 at the Kansas Star Casino allegedly angrily approached the special agent who was escorting Christopher Carron to the holding cell after he was arrested. The agent told her to stay back and leave the property immediately or she would be arrested. She allegedly pursued the agent instead of leaving.She then allegedly angrily kicked the special agent twice.•••••Bobby Altis, born in 1996, of Wellington was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and sale of electronic cigarettes to a minor, a Class B misdemeanor.Altis is accused from May 8 through May 26, 2015 of stealing about $418 in cash from a McDonald’s cash register and was captured on video surveillance doing so. He was encouraged to make restitution to the owner and promised to do so. But allegedly he did not follow through. He also is accused of selling e-cigarettes and a cartridge to a 15-year-old at Jefferson Park in Wellington.•••••Jordan Elston of Arkansas City was accused with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; driving under the influence, a Class A misdemeanor; circumvention of ignition interlock, a Class A misdemeanor; transportation of open container, unclassified misdemeanor; and failure to maintain one lane, a traffic infraction.Elston is accused on Jan. 16, of physically fighting with his brother in the parking lot of the Belle Plaine Turnpike Travel Center resulting in a 911 phone call. He then allegedly was accused of operating a vehicle not equipped with an interlock device with an alcohol concentration of .08 or more.•••••Robert Johnson, born in 1961, of Belle Plaine was charged with driving left of center, a traffic infraction; driving under the influence, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.Johnson is accused on Jan. 26, of driving a brown Chevrolet S-10 pickup left of center on the 800 block of North U.S. 81 Highway while having an alcohol concentration of more than .08 or more.When stopped officers allegedly found a purple metal marijuana pipe and a small amount of marijuana in a small plastic container in his pocket when he was booked into jail.•••••Jorge Silerio-Nunez of Wichita was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Silerio-Nunez is accused on Jan. 6 at the Kansas Star Casino of stealing about $3,000 in cash after picking up a wallet from the floor beneath another person’s chair and taking it home with him.•••••Mariah Greeno, born in 1995, of Wellington was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Greeno is accused on August 20, 2014 of taking $1,000 cash from her employee’s account at CornerBank in Wellington.•••••Jeffrey Shafer, born in 1959, of Mulvane was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Shafer is accused of angrily pushing another person, then grabbing his neck and trying to choke him.  He then allegedly pushed another person out of the way who was trying to break up the fight.Shafer pled guilty to both the Class B battery and domestic battery misdemeanor charges on Feb. 5 in district court. He was sentenced to two concurrent six months in county jail and must pay court costs. The defendant was committed to serve a sentence immediately and his release date is July 27, 2015.•••••Nicole Logue, born in 1990, of Wellington was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; battery of a law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor; interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and forgery, a level 8 felony.Logue is accused on Jan. 27 of causing injuries to a 2-year-old, who had a red and swollen left cheek and bruises on the back of his back and legs. She also allegedly yelled profanity at her son. When neighbors came over to intervene to protect the boy, she said to take him away because he was being a little brat.She then allegedly resisted arrest when being handcuffed.Earlier, on Dec. 13, Logue allegedly went to the Casey’s General Store and purchased $134.41 of gas and other merchandise using a check from a closed account of another person.Then on Dec. 14, she was charged with another forgery, a level 8 felony when she wrote a $61.97 check to Penny’s Diner on another person’s checking account without his knowledge.•••••Jenny Sanders-Royston, born in 1982, and currently an occupant at the Sedgwick County Jail in Wichita; was charged with conspiracy to commit forgery, a level 10 felony; and two counts of forgery, a level 8 felony.Brandon Long, born in 1982, and currently an occupant at the Sumner County Jail, was charged with burglary, a level 7 felony; theft, a Class A misdemeanor; criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor; conspiracy to commit forgery, a level 10 felony; and two counts of forgery, a level 8 felony.Long is accused of breaking into a storage unit at 2001 North A Street in Wellington and stealing checks belonging to someone else.Sanders-Royston on Oct. 8, 2014 along with Long is accused of borrowing a phone and ordering $48.50 worth of food from Big Cheese Pizza and paying for it using the stolen checks. Then she is accused of using a forged check to buy $55 worth of merchandise from Casey’s General Store.•••••Kelly Williams, born in 1984, of Haysville was charged with theft, a level 9 felony; and criminal damage to property, a level 9 felony;Williams is accused on Feb. 2, 2014, while at the Kansas Star Casino of stealing a 1997 Honda Accord which was parked there. Williams also removed the exhaust and catalytic converter from the car, totaling about $2,949 in damage to the vehicle.•••••Heshaem Dridi, also known as Jesse, born in 1990, considered homeless and in Shawnee County Jail in Topeka was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Dridi is accused of stealing a Sony Digital Camera; two Aladdin doors, a 21 inch gold bangle, a 20 inch gold chain with tear-shaped pendant; 16-inch gold rope chain, several small gold chains and other jewelry from his father and stepmother’s home in Wellington. He was then caught allegedly with the camcorder in his suitcase when his father took him back to Topeka. He also allegedly gave the jewelry to his sister Alishi Dridi, who sold the jewelry to the Gold Corner and gave him the money.last_img read more

Costa Ricas howler monkeys are the least loud but most wellendowed

first_imgFor male howler monkeys on the search for a mate, size matters; but being a well-endowed monkey comes at a price. The results of a new study show that in some species of howler monkeys the larger a monkey’s testicles are, the smaller its voice.This might seem like an easy trade-off, but howler monkeys are the world’s loudest land mammals, capable of emitting roars of up to 140 decibels. The monkeys use their intimidating roars to locate one another, scare off predators and, for certain species, as mating calls.In the paper, published in Current Biology this month, researchers looked at nine species of howler monkeys found throughout Central and South America. They measured museum samples of each species’ hyoid bones, which in live monkeys sit next to their vocal chords and serve as amplification chambers, and compared these measurements with the size of the testicles of monkeys in zoos.The average results showed a clear correlation across species, but monkeys were not studied individually.The howlers found to have deeper calls belonged to the more competitive species. These monkeys favor a big voice to attract far-away females and scare off rival males. The monkeys with larger testicles belonged to species where females mate with more than one male, and a high sperm count influences the likelihood of the male successfully fertilizing a female’s egg.The reason howlers don’t have both large testicles and a big call seems to lie in the amount of energy required to develop either trait as it grows up.The mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata), the only species of howler found in Costa Rica, was found to have the wimpiest call, but the largest testicles of any of the monkeys studied. Facebook Comments Related posts:Looking back: A microscopic wasp and other amazing Costa Rica wildlife stories The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants Grab your binoculars: It’s Christmas Bird Count season in Costa Rica! Mysterious monkey deaths could be related to climate changelast_img read more