Topeka Police Drop Edwards Assault Claim

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Topeka police say there's not enough information to continue investigating an alleged attack of Haysville Republican Rep. Joe Edwards.

Topeka Police Major Warren Wilson told WIBW that the case has been closed and will stay closed unless new information becomes available.

Edwards told authorities in February that he was hit in the head and robbed while entering a Topeka hotel room after the State of the State Address.

Wilson says hotel security reported that video footage and electronic key records showed Edwards entered his room alone that night.

Edwards was hospitalized with a concussion after the alleged attack.

Warren says the investigation couldn't be taken any further and has been forwarded to the district attorney's office.

Edwards didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.

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