Nov 27, 2019 1:03 AM

Missouri man enters plea to child endangerment, abuse

Posted Nov 27, 2019 1:03 AM

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man suspected in the disappearance of his wife has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment and child abuse.

Joseph Elledge has been behind bars on a $500,000 cash-only bond since Oct. 25.

Prosecutors have called him the prime suspect in the disappearance of his 28-year-old wife, Mengqi Ji Elledge, who has been missing since Oct. 8. He has not been charged in his wife’s disappearance.

The couple have a 1-year-old daughter.

Police say they identified the child abuse incident while they were investigating him in relation to his wife’s disappearance.

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Nov 27, 2019 1:03 AM
U.S. Attorney: Window tint job backfired on Kan. drug dealer

Stultz / photo Shawnee County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man whose auto windows were so darkly tinted that it gave police a reason to stop him was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison on a drug trafficking charge, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Ty Stultz, 44, Shawnee, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Police in Kansas City, Kan., responded to a complaint that a man in a silver Cadillac was selling drugs at an apartment complex. They spotted Stultz driving out of the complex.

They found probable cause to stop him when they noticed that the one-way glass in his windows appeared to violate state law, which prohibits window tinting that blocks more than 35 percent of sunlight. In the car, officers found methamphetamine and a .40 caliber handgun. A records check determined Stultz had prior drug convictions.