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Repeat Offender Arrested Again


                On April 21, 2023, just after midnight Parsons Police Officer Connor Eichinger conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near 16th and Corning.

                Officer Eichinger spoke to the driver, Lachelle Hinman, and the passenger, Travis Wilson, about the stop. Dispatch informed Officer Eichinger that both occupants had active warrants for their arrest. Dispatch also informed Officer Eichinger that Hinman had a suspended driver's license. Both Wilson and Hinman are on probation as well.

                A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed marijuana, methamphetamine, and paraphernalia. Officers arrested Hinman and Wilson for their respective warrants as well as the drug possession charges.

                The Parsons Police Department has requested the following charges for Hinman: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, driving while Suspended 2nd Conviction, and Defective Tail Lamps and a revocation warrant out of Parsons Municipal Court. Travis Wilson's requested charges are Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a Labette County warrant.

                The Parsons Police issued a press release on April 11th for the arrest of Travis Wilson on suspected possession of a controlled substance and distribution charges. Wilson's Labette County Warrant is for that case.

                Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, "here is a prime example of repeat offenders not caring about the legalities of their conduct. Wilson was arrested ten days ago for drug charges while on probation and again arrested for even more drug charges on probation. This failure is a fundamental breakdown of our morals and the judicial system. Soft on crime has led us to this as well as failing to reform criminals while in jail. Some people refuse to be reformed and will always have excuses for their actions. We will always have a spot for them in our jails. Our community needs to lead a charge against the morally deficient population that gives our city a bad name and a higher than needed crime rate. Citizen's action is needed in community outreach programs and community groups to lead by example and teach and mentor those in need. We need to learn as well as educate each other on ways to reduce domestic issues, drug issues and mental health issues that plague our city. We need to push groups and organizations to develop new and better working programs to grow our community into a true leader in the four-state area. Parsons and Labette County is unique, special and has the potential to be one of the greatest cities in the state if we only believe and take a step in the right direction."

                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 tips@parsonspd.com.

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