Murder suspect, accomplice arrested

Local officers, assisted by departments from Missouri and Kansas, arrested two people in Iola Wednesday evening. One was a suspect in a Missouri homicide. The other was suspected of harboring him.

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August 5, 2021 - 9:57 AM

Iola Police officers work the scene after serving an arrest warrant in the 400 block of South Colburn Street Wednesday evening. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

A suspect in an Ashland, Mo., homicide was taken into custody after law enforcement raided a house in Iola Wednesday evening.

Iola Police Chief Jared Warner, in a joint press release with the Ashland Police Department, announced the arrest of Robin Morales-Sanchez, 19, for the Friday murder of Moises Hernandez-Sanchez, and the assault of another victim. 

Ashland officers said Morales-Sanchez stabbed both victims multiple times before fleeing the area.

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