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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Indictment Unsealed Charging One More Defendant In Kidnapping, Murder of Junction Woman

TOPEKA, KAN. – An indictment unsealed in federal court here Thursday charges one more defendant with kidnapping and killing a Junction City woman, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Shantrell D. Woody, 26, Fort Riley, Kan., is charged with one count of kidnapping resulting in death.

Three other defendants charged previously with the same count were:

               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 body of Amanda Clemons, 24, of Junction City, was found in February 2014 in Geary County, Kan.

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 are prosecuting. Grissom also thanked the Geary County Attorney for his assistance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

Violent Crime
Updated February 23, 2016