Harvey County triple homicide suspects await extradition

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Two people accused in October's triple homicide in Harvey County, who were arrested in Mexico last week, are currently awaiting extradition back to Kansas. 

Harvey County District Attorney David Yoder said Friday that 35-year-old Jereme Lee Nelson and 31-year-old Myrta Rangel are currently in custody in San Diego, California, following their arrests near Rosarito, Mexico on January 12. 

Nelson and Rangel are each charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 33-year-old Travis Street, 37-year-old Angela Graevs and 52-year-old Richard Prouty, on October 30, 2016. The victims were found shot to death outside a home in a rural area near Moundridge.

Yoder said no hearings have been scheduled and the case is still under investigation. 


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Two suspects accused in a triple homicide in Harvey County last year have been arrested in Mexico. 

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Mexican authorities arrested 35-year-old Jereme Lee Nelson and 31-year-old Myrta Rangel on the evening of Thursday, January 12. 

"The arrest warrants were executed without incident south of the United States border," the KBI said in a news release. "Nelson and Rangel were then handed over to the U.S. Marshals Service and returned to the U.S."

The bodies of 33-year-old Travis Street, 37-year-old Angela Graevs and the couple's Newton friend, 52-year-old Richard Prouty, were found October 30, 2016, outside a home in a rural area near Moundridge. The victims had been shot, and now-retired Sheriff T. Walton said the crime was drug-related.

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Shortly after the crimes, Nelson and Rangel were charged in arrest warrants with capital murder and three counts of first-degree murder. Their bonds had been set at $1 million each.

“I’m proud of the hard work our agents undertook to get to this point in the investigation. We are pleased that the suspects will be brought back to Kansas and tried for these crimes,” KBI Director Kirk Thompson said.

Nelson has previously served time on community corrections and in prison for drug possession with intent to distribute, criminal possession of a firearm, burglary and theft. He was listed by the Kansas Department of Corrections as an absconder on September 19.  

Rangel served time on community corrections beginning in 2009 and a brief stint in prison in 2010 for drug possession. 

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