On Monday morning, June 3, 2019, at approximately 3:40 AM, law enforcement officers of the Pittsburg Police Department responded to 313 E. 20th St. in reference to a report of a drive-by shooting that took place at that location. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate any suspects in the area, however spent shell casings were located in the alleyway, confirming that a firearm had been discharged there. Officers then located bullet holes in the residence at 313 E. 20th and immediately checked the welfare of the residents, however nobody had been home at the time of the incident. Subsequent investigation into this incident resulted in three suspects being identified, and on Wednesday, June 12th, arrest warrants were issued for the three; Alex Harman, Jessie Thomas and Nicholas Chase.
On Thursday morning, June 13, 2019, at approximately 11:00 AM, 20-year-old Alex C. Harman, of Pittsburg, was arrested at the Pittsburg Judicial Center for felony criminal discharge of a firearm at an unoccupied dwelling and felony criminal damage. Mr. Harman was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking. Mr. Harman is being held in lieu of a $100,000.00 bond.
On Thursday afternoon, June 13, 2019, at approximately 2:30 PM, 21-year-old Jessie E. Thomas, of Girard, Kansas, was located at the residence at 601 W. 4th St. and was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Thomas was arrested for felony criminal discharge of a firearm at an unoccupied dwelling and felony criminal damage. Mr. Thomas was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking and is being held in lieu of a $100,000.00 bond.
The third suspect is identified as 20-year-old Nicholas R. Chase, of Mulberry, Kansas. An arrest warrant has been issued for Mr. Chase for criminal discharge of a firearm and criminal damage. Mr. Chase is considered armed and should not be approached. If seen, please contact your local law enforcement agency at once.
A fourth suspect, 18-year-old Garon R. Worrell, of Pittsburg, Kansas was arrested on June 3, 2019 in connection with this incident.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
20-year-old Nicholas R. Chase, of Mulberry, Kansas, has been arrested and is currently being held at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.