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September 23, 2015

Indictment: Phone Threat to Bash Lawyer’s Head in Violated Federal Law

TOPEKA, KS—An Ottawa man was indicted Wednesday on a charge of making an interstate phone call threatening to bash in the head of a Kansas City, Mo., lawyer, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Rick Draskovich, 52, Ottawa, Kan., is charged with one count of making a threat. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 31, 2015, Draskovich made a phone call in which he said: “I am about to go to the law firm and bash his … head in.” Draskovich went on to suggest the lawyer get a restraining order, adding that, “…honestly that restraining order is not going to help him, just by the time he even understands what’s happening, he’s going to get his head bashed in.”

If convicted, Draskovich faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

OTHER GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

Renard Alston, 19, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction, one count of robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 28, 2015, in Topeka, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the robbery charge, and a penalty of not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of brandishing a firearm. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

Juwuan D. Jackson, 18, who lives on the Fort Riley Army base, is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on Sept. 11, 2015, he handled a firearm in a reckless manner resulting in the death of 16-year-old Kenyon Givens, who also lived on Fort Riley.

Jackson initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed Sept. 16, 2015, in U.S. District Court in Topeka.

If convicted, Jackson faces a maximum penalty of eight years in federal prison. Army Criminal Investigations Division and the FBI investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin Graham and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi are prosecuting.

Travis Ray Crum, 43, who is in custody in Topeka, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction, and one count of knowingly possessing stolen firearms. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 27, 2015, in Topeka, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the felon in possession charge and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $1 million on the stolen firearms charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway is prosecuting.

Phillip Scott Krites, 31, who is in custody in Topeka, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Aug. 22, 2015, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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