Indictment: Three Defendants Kidnapped and Killed Junction Woman
TOPEKA, KAN. – Three people were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of kidnapping and killing a Junction City woman, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Grissom said his office is prosecuting the case jointly with the Geary County Attorney in federal court.
The body of Amanda Clemons, 24, of Junction City, was found in February 2014 in Geary County, Kan.
Charged with one count of kidnapping resulting in death are:
Larry L. Anderson, 26, who is being held in the Geary County Jail.
Marryssa M. Middleton, 23, who is being held in the Geary County Jail.
Drexel A. Woody, 24, who is being held in the Geary County Jail.
The indictment alleges that on Feb. 7, 2014, the defendants kidnapped the victim and held her on the Fort Riley military installation. While they were holding her they killed her.
If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison without parole. The Junction City Police Department, the Grandview Plaza Police Department, the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, the Riley County Police Department, the Fort Riley Criminal Investigation Division and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi and Geary County Attorney Steven Opat are prosecuting.
Frederick L. Sanders, 43, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 30, 2015, in Shawnee County, Kan.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi is prosecuting.
Luis Guadalupe Leon-Aceves, 44, Cavroca, Mexico, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 8, 2015, in Sedgwick County, Kan.
If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.