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Man Federally Indicted for Murder on Reservation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. – A federal grand jury in Topeka returned an indictment charging a man with one count of murder in the second degree.

According to court documents, Stryder Dane Keo, 34, is accused of shooting and killing a member of the Kickapoo tribe on the Kickapoo Reservation in July 2022. The federal government has jurisdiction over the offense because the offense occurred within Indian country.

The FBI is investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared S. Maag is prosecuting the case.


Briar Clayton Eugene Adams, 30, of Leavenworth Penitentiary was indicted on one count of possessing contraband in prison. The U.S. Marshal Service is investigating. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Hough is prosecuting. 

Chance James John Hannon, 41, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Homeland Security Investigations is investigating the case. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsey Debenham is prosecuting the case. 

Todd James Lewis, 54, of Carbondale was indicted on seven counts of wire fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft, and one count of theft of government funds. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Labor are investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting the case.  

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


Updated September 16, 2022

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