Credit: KS Dept. of Corrections
Thursday, October 3, 2013
A Wichita man was sentenced last month to more than 11 years in prison for crimes committed in three Kansas Counties.
On September 24, 36-year-old Jack Stanley was sentenced to 136 months in four different cases on charges ranging from theft to burglary to attempt to elude a law enforcement officer. Stanley also faced drug and gun charges for a series of crimes committed in the latter half of 2012 and early 2013. The crimes were committed in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey Counties.
Stanley was arrested on February 6, 2013. He was wounded by a homeowner in southern Harvey County after breaking into the man’s garage and stealing his pickup. The homeowner said the man tried to run him over with his own truck and that’s why he fired a shotgun at him. The homeowner fired a second time after his truck ran into a large tree and the man driving it, got out and confronted the homeowner. The second shot struck Stanley.
Stanley had driven to the home in a stolen pickup from Butler County. After the confrontation in Harvey County, Stanley took a minivan from a home in Halstead. That vehicle became stuck in sand on the north side of the Arkansas River in northwest Sedgwick County.
Stanley was found over two miles from the van, suffering from a gunshot wound.
Along with the eight crimes committed in Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick Counties on February 6th, Stanley was also charged with 10 other crimes in three different cases.
All crimes in the 3 counties were charged in Sedgwick County. The cases were “stacked” in an effort to get a higher bond and a tougher sentence.
Stanley is no stranger to law enforcement. He has more than 20 convictions, including thefts and burglaries.