Bond set at $1M for Topeka homicide suspect

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for a man who police say was running around bloodied, naked and screaming outside the Topeka home where his girlfriend’s body was found.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the suspect in the death of 22-year-old Lacie Atchison appeared Thursday in Shawnee County Circuit Court. Judge Steve Ebberts told a prosecutor the district attorney’s office would have until Monday afternoon to file charges.

For now, the suspect is being held on suspicion of premeditated first-degree murder, child endangerment, misdemeanor battery and criminal restraint.

After neighbors called Wednesday to report the nude man, police used a stun gun to subdue the suspect and then found Atchison’s body. Officers also took an uninjured child from the home and placed her in protective custody.


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