The Bulletin: Defendant to enter plea deal in drug case

It appears a man who once escaped from Leavenworth County Jail will enter into a plea deal in an unrelated drug case.

Raheem K. Armstead, 31, was convicted in 2012 in Leavenworth County District Court of possession of methamphetamine, obstruction of an official duty and driving without a valid license.

But, those convictions were overturned earlier this year by the Kansas Court of Appeals, and the case was remanded to District Court for a new trial.

Armstead’s convictions in the 2012 drug case stemmed from a Dec. 27, 2011, incident in which Armstead allegedly abandoned a car and ran from Leavenworth police.

Inside the vehicle, police reportedly found methamphetamine, according to court documents.

Armstead was sentenced to nearly three years in prison after he was convicted in the case.

He appeared Wednesday in District Court. His attorney, Michael Willcott, said a plea agreement had been reached in the drug case, but there was a problem with a written agreement that had been prepared.

“There’s some language that needs to be added to it,” Willcott said.

He said Assistant County Attorney Adam Zentner, who has been prosecuting the case, is not in the office this week. But, he will return next week.

The plea hearing was rescheduled for Aug. 6.

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