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Drug suspect attempts to flee jail

Four arrested on multiple charges

One of four people arrested on suspicion of multiple drug charges allegedly attempted to escape police Sunday at Marion County Jail.

After being apprehended on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hallucinogenic drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Parker Thompson, 20, Wichita, earned an extra charge, according to Marion assistant chief Clinton Jeffrey.

“While at the jail Parker fled the sally port while in handcuffs,” Jeffrey said. “Parker was captured a few seconds later and was additionally charged with one count of aggravated escape from custody.”

At 9:34 p.m., leading up to the alleged attempt to escape, officer Mike Stone pulled over a vehicle without a tag light in the 600 block of E. Main St. Parker was inside with three other suspects.

Jeffrey said the driver, who did not have identification, was later identified as Jonathan L. Mangold, 29, Council Grove.

After Stone asked Mangold to exit the vehicle, Jeffrey said, Stone observed an open container of alcohol on its floorboard.

“A further search of the vehicle and its occupants led to locating four morphine pills, a glass marijuana bong, and marijuana,” Jeffrey said.

Mangold faces charges of driving while his license was revoked, having no tag light, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hallucinogenic drug.

After being arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, a hallucinogenic drug, and drug paraphernalia, Alicia M. Tabares, 33, Emporia, was allegedly discovered with marijuana in her possession while at the jail. She faces an additional charge of introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, Jeffrey said.

The fourth person in the car, Mathew C. Hewitt, 20, Council Grove, was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substance, a hallucinogenic drug, and drug paraphernalia.

Last modified May 25, 2017