Day: August 21, 2017

Three residents arrested by deputies in connection with recent burglaries

Three Arkansas City residents have been arrested by the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a spate of recent burglaries, according to a news release. Jason Wayne Nelson, 42, was arrested on suspicion of burglary of a non-dwelling, residential burglary, theft and theft by deception, all of which are felonies. Nelson was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $50,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He remained in custody at the time of this release. Allen Lamar Coffman, 47, and Deanna Lynn Nelson, 44, were arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal a firearm, criminal damage to property, residential burglary and two counts of theft by deception, all of which are felonies. They were transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $25,000 each through Arkansas City district court. Both Coffman and Deanna Nelson also remained in custody at the time of this release. Coffman also is being held on a failure to comply order through Winfield district court. In the late spring, sheriff’s investigators began noticing a trend in residential burglaries in the Arkansas City area. Investigators and deputies spent hundreds of hours investigating the burglaries. Through diligent investigative efforts, they were able to connect burglaries in Bolton, Creswell and Vernon townships. The results of this ongoing investigation led to the...

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Karen Witemeyer returns to beloved Western setting in “Heart on the Line”

Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can’t let the villain she believes responsible for her father’s death release his wrath in Harper’s Station, the town that has sheltered her and blessed her with the dearest friends she’s ever known. Amos Bledsoe prefers bicycles to horses and private conversations over the telegraph wire to social gatherings with young ladies who see him as nothing more than an oddity. His telegraph companion, the mysterious Miss G, listens eagerly to his ramblings every night and delights him with tales all her own. For months, their friendship — dare he believe, courtship? — has fed his hope that he finally has found the woman God intended for him. Yet when he takes the next step to meet her in person, he discovers her life is in peril, and Amos must decide if he can shed the cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires. Karen Witemeyer returns to the beloved Harper’s Station in her newest release, “Heart on the Line.” This novel centers on Grace, Harper’s Station’s telegraph operator, as she faces shadows from her past. When a fellow operator and long-distant friend, Amos,...

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