Felony Charges Filed When Knife Handled At Traffic Stop

FALLS CITY – An Oct. 22 preliminary hearing is scheduled for a Kansas man suspected of handling a knife during an Sept. 13 traffic stop.

A Richardson County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to assist Kansas officers near the state line, where 39-year-old Markus Totten of Haysville had been apprehended.

An arrest affidavit says Totten dropped the knife when commanded, but would not get out of the car. When he was forced from the car, the affidavit says, a box cutter and kitchen knife were found near his passenger’s seat.

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