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Kansas man sentenced to almost 11 years for throwing human waste at officers

  • Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 9:18 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 9:54 p.m.

A man who was arrested on suspicion of burglary was sentenced to nearly 11 years on Wednesday for throwing feces and urine on two guards at the Leavenworth county jail.

Marcus Crawford, 50, of Lansing, was arrested Dec. 23, 2011, for trying to enter a residence in Lansing and saying he was a police detective with a search warrant. He tried to pry open the back door but the residents fought back. He fled but was later apprehended.

While at the jail the same day Crawford refused meals and covered the windows of his cell with toilet paper. When two guards attempted to enter the cell Crawford threw a milk carton containing feces and urine at them.

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said Crawford was convicted and sentenced to 32 months for burglary and impersonating an officer. He was convicted and sentenced to 130 months for battery against correctional officers. His total sentence is 13 and half a years.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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