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Galena man charged with assault at a U.S. Army installation

TOPEKA, KAN. –  A Kansas man has been charged through criminal complaint in Topeka, Kansas, following an incident on a federal military installation.

According to court documents, Jordan Thompson, 24, of Galena, is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly assaulting two people on November 24, 2023, while at Fort Riley in Junction City, Kansas.

The defendant made his initial court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Rachel E. Schwartz of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on each count.

The Department of Army Criminal Investigation Division, Fort Riley Department of the Army Civilian Police, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Butler County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Hunting and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin Graham are prosecuting the case.

A complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


KAKE and WIBW reports that Thompson was one of two suspects being sought after 3-year-old Paisley Thompson was taken from her mom at gunpoint — prompting an amber alert to be issued.

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