UPDATE: Suspect in Wabaunsee County burglary case on parole for involvement in triple murder Featured

An investigation continues into a recent spate of burglaries in Wabaunsee County. One man has been arrested in connection to the case, but at least two others remain at large. An investigation continues into a recent spate of burglaries in Wabaunsee County. One man has been arrested in connection to the case, but at least two others remain at large. KVOE News file photo

TOPEKA -- The man arrested this week in connection to a string of rural burglaries in Wabaunsee County was on parole for harboring one person later charged with murder and for destroying evidence in that case.


Codi Cunningham was arrested Wednesday in Shawnee County after authorities say they spotted one of two pickup trucks thought to be getaway vehicles in the Wabaunsee County case.

KVOE's TV partner WIBW in Topeka says Cunningham was paroled after he was convicted of harboring Joseph Lowry, one of several defendants charged with murder and robbery in the deaths of Matthew Leavitt and Nicole Fisher as part of a triple homicide in March 2017. Cunningham was also convicted after allegedly destroying or concealing a car in the case. Officially, Cunningham was convicted of interfering with law enforcement and obstructing apprehension or prosecution.

Two women who fled the scene shortly before Cunningham was captured have not been found.

6 am Thursday: Suspect in custody as investigation into Wabaunsee County burglaries continues

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a man who may be connected to a recent rash of rural burglaries in Wabaunsee County has been arrested.

KVOE's television partner WIBW in Topeka says authorities found a pickup in Topeka that matched a description of one of two alleged getaway vehicles in the case. Three people inside, a man and two women, fled the scene on foot.

Less than an hour later, officials say the man was captured in the area and later taken to a Topeka hospital for currently unlisted reasons. His name has not been released. The women have not been caught as of last word.

Wabaunsee County mentioned earlier this week there had been several rural burglaries recently, with stolen items including ATVs, copper wire and air conditioners. The suspects have been considered armed and dangerous.

If you have information that can help solve this case, call the Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Office at 785-765-3323.

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