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Protesters a no-show at plea hearing despite threats from activist

Jennifer Winn absent after promise to organize against ‘corrupt police’

Staff writer

A Wichita woman who calls herself an advocate failed to show up Wednesday when Marion resident Ricky LeShure pleaded no contest, despite promising in June to organize protests at the courthouse during his trial.

LeShure pleaded no contest to fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

The remaining charges, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and driving on the left side of a highway, were dismissed with prejudice as part of the deal.

A restriction will be placed on his driver’s license.

A restitution hearing will be held to determine if any money is owed for a collision with a police car toward the end of a chase along US-56.

Jennifer Winn, who promised to organize a protest of “corrupt police” before LeShure’s trial, did not respond to a request for comment.

Winn alleged law enforcement corruption because LeShure was tased in the parking lot of Hillsboro Community Hospital April 4, 2018.

He reportedly refused to stop at Cedar St. in Marion and led officers on a 90-mph chase on US-56 to just past HCH, made a U-turn, and headed back to the hospital parking lot. After making the U-turn, his car collided at low speed with a Marion police car. Neither car was disabled.

Last modified Sept. 19, 2019