Jan 14, 2020 10:00 PM

Kan. felon suspected in death of man whose body is missing

Posted Jan 14, 2020 10:00 PM
Hill photo Sedgwick County
Hill photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a murder, have made an arrest and continue the search for the victim's body.

Just after noon on December 29, a 58-year-old man reported to police that 53-year-old Jeffrey Hill had been involved a criminal homicide in the 2100 Block of South Water in Wichita, according to police captain Brent Allred.

The victim had been taken to an unknown location outside of Wichita and buried.

Police later learned the victim was 50-year-old Jeffry Jones of Hutchison. The examination of evidence and witness interviews led police to arrest Hill after a traffic stop in Wichita on Monday, according to Allred.

When officers stopped the 1999 Chevy Suburban, Hill fled on foot. Officers quickly chased him down. Police also located meth, marijuana and narcotic pills in the SUV. 

Hill is being held on without bond  for second-degree murder, possession of meth with intent to sell, possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

Police have not located the victim's body, according to Allred.   They are also working to determine a motive for the crime.

Hill has previous convictions for aggravated robbery, burglary, theft, forgery, identity theft, drugs and for trafficking in contraband in a penal institution, according to Allred.

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Kansas man admits driving getaway car in series of robberies
Harris photo is being held in Harvey County

WICHITA, KAN. – A Kansas man admitted driving the getaway car in a series of commercial robberies, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Shaiquille Harris, 26, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty this week to four counts of robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In his plea, Harris admitted participating in robberies at the following stores: Kwik Shop, 710 W. 29th,  Kwik Shop, 3959 S. Hydraulic, Kwik Shop, 3601 E. 47th South and the QuikTrip, 2821 E. 31st South, all in Wichita. 

Harris admitted that in each case he drove and a co-defendant entered the store to commit the robbery.

VonFange photo Wilson County

Co-defendant Brelen VonFange, 28, Wichita, Kan., is awaiting trial.

Sentencing for Harris is set for April 13. He could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each robbery count and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge.