Jan 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Community corrections assists with arrest of Kansas felon

Posted Jan 24, 2020 9:00 AM
Jason Kober photo Barton County
Jason Kober photo Barton County

BARTON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon on new charges after a drug bust at a home in Great Bend.

On Thursday morning, officers sere dispatched to 2311 Prairie Rose Drive  to assist Central Kansas Community Corrections. When officers arrived Community Corrections personnel advised officers of suspected drug paraphernalia that they observed while inside the residence, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

Police arreste 41-year-old Jason Kober at the scene on unrelated warrants before a search warrant was obtained where officers located methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Kober was booked into the Barton County Jail on requested charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has previous convictions for drugs and theft, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

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Calif. man cashed stolen tax refund checks in Kansas

KANSAS CITY (AP) —A man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison with no parole for participating in a scheme to cash more than $447,000 in stolen tax refund checks.

Dante L. Chestnut, 31, of Ontario, California, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Chestnut admitted that he and others stole tax refund checks from the mail in April 2016.

They then used driver's licenses and other identification documents to cash the checks at Academy Bank branches in Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and Colorado, prosecutors said.