Darionce Terrell Charles-Lott : Death of Inmate at Lansing Correctional Facility Ruled a Homicide, Suspect Identified

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Investigators from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) are currently looking into the death of an inmate at the Lansing Correctional Facility, which occurred in late November, as a homicide. The victim, 29-year-old Darionce Terrell Charles-Lott, was found unresponsive in his cell by staff at the facility on Saturday, November 25th around 10:45 p.m. Despite efforts to save his life at the on-site medical clinic, Charles-Lott was pronounced dead. The cause of death was later determined to be strangulation, although the final autopsy report is still pending.

No arrests or charges have been made in connection with the case, but another inmate has been identified as a suspect. Charles-Lott was serving his 12th year of a 14-year sentence for a conviction in Wyandotte County, which included one count of aggravated battery with intent for bodily harm. The investigation is being conducted by KBI agents with the assistance of the Kansas Department of Corrections. Once the investigation is complete, the findings will be presented to the Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office to determine if any charges will be filed.

This recent incident has raised concerns among residents living near the Lansing Correctional Facility, particularly those in Leavenworth County. Jean Gates, a neighbor who lives near the prison, has expressed worry about the safety of his family and the surrounding community. Gates claims that at least two inmates have escaped from the minimum-security prison in the past two months, and his wife even witnessed two inmates engaging in a drug deal near their property in April.

Gates has brought his concerns to Kansas corrections officials, even meeting with one near his property. He questions why the new minimum-security prison does not have a fence like the previous facility located just up the hill. Despite his efforts, Gates feels that he has been ignored and hopes that public officials will be held accountable for the safety and security of their community.

The investigation into the death of Darionce Terrell Charles-Lott is ongoing, and the KBI has not provided further information at this time. Residents like Jean Gates anxiously await the outcome of the investigation and hope that measures will be taken to address their concerns and ensure the safety of their families and neighborhoods.

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