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Suspect Turns Himself In For Hit & Run Death

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Brooktin Muldrow Brooktin Muldrow
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The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office would like to provide an update to a case involving the hit and run death of Charles Barrager of Independence, Kansas. As a result of an intensive investigation over the past week involving multiple agencies including Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Elk County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and help from the community, on 08/12/2016 a Brooktin Muldrow, 30 years old of Longton turned himself in along with his attorney and booked into the Montgomery County Department of Corrections. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Officials will recommend Muldrow be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Felony Obstruction, Failure to stop at an accident causing death, and no liability insurance. 

Sheriff Dierks Would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Officers, Investigators and citizens involved in locating this individual. Sheriff Dierks stated “Out of respect for family of the victim and to protect the integrity of this case no more information will be released about this tragic event.”

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The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has identified the individual whose body was found August 8 2016 just off should of Hwy 60 East of Independence, as 35 year old Charles Wayne Berrager, of Independence.  This is an ongoing investigation, and more details will be released as they become available.

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On 8/10/2016 in the early morning hours Investigators recovered a 1994 Pontiac Bonneville believed to have been involved in a hit and run on U.S. Highway 160 near the U.S. 160 / 169 junction resulting in the death of an adult male. Investigators from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation have been tasked with processing the vehicle for evidence. 
Sheriff Dierks asked for patience during this on-going investigation. Montgomery County Detectives working with Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas Bureau of Investigation have worked around the clock following up on multiple leads. Sheriff Dierks would like to thank the public for all of their concern and information. We will provide updates when new information becomes available.

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On August 8, 2016, at approximately 5:30p.m. Montgomery County Deputies were dispatched to an unidentified deceased male just off the shoulder of 160 East of Independence. Deputies responded and Sheriff Dierks closed the highway. Montgomery County Deputies along with the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation were on scene until the highway was re-opened at 12:15a.m.

Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks along with the Kansas Highway Patrol, is requesting help from the public to identify a vehicle and driver in a hit and run pedestrian fatality. The incident occurred on Saturday, August 6, 2016, between 9:18p.m., and 9:32p.m. in Montgomery County. The location of the incident was east of Independence, Kansas on US-160 Highway, ¾ of a mile west of US-169 Highway.

A pedestrian was killed in the accident and that name will be released at a later date after next of kin notification.

Evidence from the scene suggests the vehicle involved is a 90’s model Pontiac Bonneville passenger car, dark gray or dark slate in color, with chrome trim. The passenger’s side front headlight will have damage as will be the passenger’s side mirror and the passenger’s front window will be shattered, if not completely destroyed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 620-330-1000 (Detective Cook) or the Kansas Highway Patrol at 620-431-2100 (Master Trooper Jason Black). The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office would like to thank the public for any assistance and information on this incident.

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