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Kidnapping/ Assault Investigation Draws to an End with Several Arrests


 The Parsons Police Department, the Woodson County Sheriff's Office, Labette County Sheriff's Office, and the Kansas Highway Patrol, announces the successful arrest of several individuals involved in a heinous kidnapping and robbery incident.

On February 18, 2024, a victim from Independence, KS, reported a harrowing experience of being kidnapped and robbed in Parsons, Labette County, KS. The victim was invited to the residence of Robyn Bennett in Parsons, where he was confronted by four armed men, including Alex Stevens, with whom he had a previous altercation. The victim was then subjected to physical assault, stripped down, blindfolded, and placed in the backseat of a vehicle. He was driven to a remote location in Labette County, where he was dropped off. He was then taken back to the city of Parsons, to another secluded location where he was again left. He managed to find the keys to his own mother's vehicle, which had been taken from him.

The now fully staffed Investigations Division with the Parsons Police Department have been working on this case and following up on leads since the incident was reported. This collaborative effort was spearheaded by Lieutenant Sherri McGuire as she assisted Sergeant Brice Dickens and Sergeant Tony Adamson with the investigation.

Throughout this intensive investigation, the following suspects have been apprehended:

  • Christopher Hilton was arrested on March 4, 2024, in Parsons, KS, by the Labette County Sheriff's Office.
  • Daquan Edwards was arrested on March 5, 2024, in Parsons, KS, by the Parsons Police Department.
  • Alex Stevens was arrested on March 9, 2024, in Woodson County, KS, by the Parsons Police Department, with assistance from the Woodson County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Highway Patrol.
  • Jacqulynn Jenkins, Stevens' girlfriend, was arrested on March 8, 2024, in Woodson County for Felony Interference and faces charges of Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Robbery in Labette County.
  • Sir Christuffer Roeder, currently held at the Parsons Police Lockup on other charges, faces charges of Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Battery, and Aggravated Assault in Labette County.

     The suspects face a range of charges, including Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Theft, Criminal Threat, and Felony Interference.

Nathaniel Eli Steel remains at large with an outstanding Labette County Felony Warrant for his arrest.

Robyn Bennett is also facing charges for Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Robbery, with warrants pending.

The arrests were made possible through the diligent efforts of law enforcement agencies involved in this multi-jurisdictional investigation. The Parsons Police Department express their commitment to ensuring justice for the victim and holding the perpetrators accountable for their actions.

According to Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks "The successful arrest of these individuals underscores the importance of cooperation among law enforcement agencies in our region. We remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our community. This case just shows that our detectives are dedicated to the success of their investigations." 

Lieutenant Sherri McGuire added "This collaborative effort reflects the dedication of our team to relentlessly pursue justice for the victim and our community. I'm proud of the relentless dedication shown by all officers involved in this investigation, and my deepest sympathy to the victim for the pain and grief that has been inflicted on him."

This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to "See It, Hear It, Report It." All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 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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