Court

Koontz rape case continued until July

A rape case filed against an Arkansas City man who was arrested April 1 has been continued until July 25. Frank Edward “Eddie” Koontz, 46, has been in custody at the Cowley County Jail since his arrest, in lieu of $75,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. […]

Williams rape cases continued to July

A case filed against an Arkansas City man who was arrested by police on suspicion of sexual offenses has been continued to next month. Darren Lee Williams, 36, was arrested Feb. 26 during a traffic stop in southwest Arkansas City. He has been in custody at the Cowley County Jail […]

Perez-Chavez makes first district court appearance

Juan Perez-Chavez, 45, of Arkansas City, made his first appearance June 2 in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City following a May 11 arrest on rape charges. A preliminary setting hearing was scheduled for June 8. Perez-Chavez remains in the Cowley County Jail without bond. The criminal complaint filed […]

Chase suspect makes first court appearance

A man arrested for drug and firearms charges, following a chase by local law enforcement, made his first appearance May 26 in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. Sage Breeze Martin, 32, of Arkansas City, has been in the Cowley County Jail since May 17 and is being held […]

Abegg sentenced in daughter’s death

An Arkansas City woman was sentenced April 28 to 18 months of probation in connection with the death of 16-month-old Astra Abegg. The child’s mother, Lindsay Paige Abegg, 30, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder last August. However, she entered into a plea agreement, pleading guilty to possession of […]

Bass resigns from Frances Willard

An Arkansas City woman arrested in connection with the largest methamphetamine lab bust in recent Arkansas City history has resigned from her job with the local school district. Nicole Bass, 38, was employed as an academic coach with USD 470 at Frances Willard Elementary School. However, after she was arrested […]

Ark City District Court cases move forward

An Arkansas City man arrested April 26 for aggravated assault made his first appearance April 28 in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City via remote video link. Jeffrey Gene Yatsko, 59, remains in custody following the arrest, which resulted in three probation violations. Judge Jim Pringle appointed attorney Rodney […]