Traffic Stop Leads to Two Repeat Offenders Arrest
On April 11, 2023, just after midnight Parsons Police Officer Luke Schibi initiated a traffic stop near Central and Kennedy in Parsons. The driver failed to stop until the 700 block of N Central.
Officer Schibi identified the driver of the vehicle as Floyd Sales and the passenger as Travis Wilson. Sergeant Tony Adamson arrived, and dispatch alerted the officers that the driver had a suspended license. During the stop it was also discovered that Wilson was on probation and Sales was on parole. During a search of the vehicle, officers found methamphetamines and paraphernalia in the vehicle and located marijuana and methamphetamines on Wilson.
Sales and Wilson were arrested and transported to the Parsons Police Department where Wilson attempted to introduce contraband into the lockup facility. Both individuals were processed without incident. The Parsons Police Department is requesting the following charges for Floyd Delmar Sales; Distribution of Certain Stimulate within 1000 feet of a School, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Suspended, and other traffic infractions. They are also requesting the following for Travis Paul Wilson; Distribution of Certain Stimulate within 1000 feet of a School, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking Contraband into a Correctional Facility.
According to Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Sales has been in and out of prison dating back to 1979 for drug charges and continued that lifestyle into 2016 when he was released on parole. Wilson was released from prison in July of 2021 after an Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness conviction. Wilson has an extensive arrest history with the Parsons Police Department over the last decade.
Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, "here we have two more career criminals that obviously have no intention of being reformed to become contributing members of society. It really is a shame that, not only as a city but as a nation, we do not have the ability to reform most criminals to prevent them from becoming part of the revolving door that has become the criminal justice system of today. The burden lies heavily on judges and prosecutors to put career felons in prison, but that is where the reform needs to take place and it is failing nationwide. Post release career criminals may be on the straight and narrow for a short time, but then routinely fall back into the same pattern and same routine of crime by running with the same crowd. It really is like washing your hair lather, rinse, repeat. This happens over and over causing citizens, who are the true victims, to doubt if law enforcement is doing their part. Our arrest numbers at the Parsons Police Department assure us that we are doing our part to make arrests. It is time for citizens to look to legislative changes to reform our judicial process and the prison program to reduce repeat offenders. Only the citizens have the power to effect proper change in lawmaker's decisions."
Sales and Wilson will be held until they are seen by a Labette County Judge for their first appearance, there they will be given a bond amount.
This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to "See It, Hear It, Report It." If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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