A Parsons man accused of kidnapping, rape and criminal sodomy is being held without bond.

LaRon M. Kelly, born in 1990, 2529 Kimball, faces three cases in Labette County District Court.

The most recent case charges Kelly with aggravated kidnapping, rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Act, distribution of methamphetamine, aggravated battery and criminal possession of a firearm. All the charges are felonies. Each of the first three are level one felonies that carry a maximum penalty of 54 years in prison upon conviction. The sentencing range for level one felonies is 12 to 54 years and that depends on a defendant’s criminal history.

Most of the crimes alleged in the complaint occurred on Sept. 26. The complaint alleges that Kelly possessed with intent to distribute 3.5 to 100 grams of meth, which makes that a mid-level drug felony. The battery charge alleges that Kelly used a gun to batter the same woman he’s alleged to have raped. The registration charge alleges that Kelly, who was convicted in 2016 of aggravated burglary from a home invasion in Pittsburg, failed to register in his county of residence between March 1 and Oct. 1.

Parsons police do not release information on domestic violence incidences. Sgt. Jason Ludwig said that Kelly was picked up on a warrant this week and the drug charges and allegations in the new case followed his arrest.

In each of the two older cases (from 2018) Kelly is charged with violating the Kansas Offender Registration Act by failing to register in his county of residence.

Kelly made a first appearance on the new charges Tuesday. Judge Jeffry L. Jack assigned JoAnna Derfelt to defend Kelly. 

Judge Jack ordered Kelly held without bond. He will return to court on Oct. 15.

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