Wins for Kansas: Reno County Crime Stoppers

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In January of 2006, Bonnie Galloway was stabbed to death in her South Hutchinson home.  A tip to Reno County Crime Stoppers led police to David A. Meggers, who was later convicted of killing Galloway and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

The tip came just in time for the man who was being investigated in three other possible homicide cases outside Kansas.

“Had (Meggers) left the state it probably would've been very difficult to apprehend him,” said Jackie Ashcraft, Board Chair of Reno County Crime Stoppers.

Reno County Crime Stoppers is still taking tips and giving out cash rewards for information that leads to an arrest.  The non-profit recently helped investigators in six burglary and theft cases, said Jackie Ashcraft.

KAKEland Cares partners the DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers recently donated $500 to Reno County Crime Stoppers to replenish its coffers.

“The DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers love to take criminals off the street, and we hope this donation helps,” said Dustin DeVaughn.

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