Parsons police arrested two Parsons men on warrants after investigating what proved to be false reports of a sexual assault and homicide.
At 2:10 p.m. Tuesday police responded to the 2500 block of Crawford. A report came in of a woman on the ground acting strangely. The woman told police she was sexually assaulted and that there was a possible homicide as well. She named Troy Kellogg and Trampis Kellogg as suspects in both crimes.
Officers saw Troy Kellogg walking away from the area and he started running. After a short foot chase, officers caught Troy. He had an arrest and detain order from the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Trampis Kellogg also was spotted and he attempted to run but was caught. He had a Neosho County warrant for his arrest.
The initial report of sexual assault and the homicide were found to be false. The alleged victim refused a forensic examination by medical staff and then refused to cooperate with law enforcement in any manner after the other alleged victim was found. The reported homicide victim was identified and talked to investigators. The police department is sending the case to the Labette County attorney for review.
“This incident is unfortunately a frequent event in Parsons. The Parsons Police Department investigates all reports of criminal activity. This investigation ended with the arrest of two men who were falsely accused but found wanted for other activity. This case and many like it can be traced back to illegal drug use due to the commonality of the arrestee’s history with drug use. We are on a mission to stomp out the sale and use of death on our city,” Police Chief Robert Spinks said.
This continues to be an ongoing investigation and citizens are encouraged to “see it, hear it, report it.” If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060, the tip line at 421-7057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.