May 27, 2022

Kan. man sentenced for crime spree with AR-15 style rifle

Posted May 27, 2022 1:00 AM
Police on the scene of the  June 2021 crash during the chase-photo courtesy KWCH
Police on the scene of the  June 2021 crash during the chase-photo courtesy KWCH

SEDGWICK COUNTY– A Kansas has been sentenced for a shooting and for robbing a business in south Wichita.

District Judge Bruce Brown sentenced Jacob Caddell, 21 of Wichita, to 17-years in prison, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.

Caddell-photo Sedgwick Co.
Caddell-photo Sedgwick Co.

In May of 2021, a man in his 20’s told police three young men stole his 2001 Honda Accord.

The suspects later called and said they were going to return it. While the man waited near 31st Street South and Meridian, one of the suspects, later identified as Caddell, shot him in the face. He was able to give officers a description of the man who shot him.

On June 1, of 2021, two suspect robbed the Kwik Shop at 2700 S. Oliver in Wichita. The men took $180.00 from the cash register and $770.00 in tobacco products.

On June 2nd, a Wichita police officer saw the stolen car travelling 80 mph on W. Kellogg. The officer tried to stop the car, but discontinued the chase near Grove and Central. A mile later, the stolen car crashed into another car near Central and Hillside.

The driver ran from the wreckage, carrying an AR-15 style rifle. With the help of a police service dog, officers found Jacob Caddell hiding in a garage in the 400 block of N. Chautauqua. He was treated at a hospital for dog bites. Police later found the AR-15 rifle and a semi-automatic pistol. They also located stolen cigarettes and cigars from the Kwik Trip in the wrecked car.

On April 14, 2022 Caddell pled guilty to two counts of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated robbery. One of the aggravated battery charges was for an injured person in the second car at Central and Hillside. Charges are pending against the other suspect in the armed robbery.