An area manhunt on Monday, July 8, involving the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol, resulted in the arrest of two Topeka men on various charges.
At approximately 12:42 p.m., Monday, a Wabaunsee County resident noticed an unfamiliar person driving a neighbor’s pick-up near Wabaunsee Road west of Alma and alerted the sheriff’s department, according to a press release.
The sheriff’s department, along with the KHP, located the pick-up a short time later after the driver and passenger drove into a pasture and fled on foot. The 2003 Chevy ¾ ton truck was loaded with several items.
One suspect was located near the interstate approximately 5 p.m. Monday evening. The second suspect was located at approximately 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, at the old Gas and Stop, located on the K-99 and I-70 junction.
The first suspect was identified as Shawn Kyle Morris, a 42 year old male from Topeka. The second suspect was identified as Troy Allen Claspill, a 31 year old male, also from Topeka.
They are both currently being held in the Wabaunsee County Jail and each being charged with aggravated burglary, fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction and attempted theft. Bonds for both men were set at $75,000 and they will be formally charged at the Wabaunsee County Court House.