TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas, man has been sentenced to jail for mendacity to investigators after a 2016 standoff involving a fugitive who shot three federal brokers earlier than his physique was present in a motel room.
A federal decide in Topeka sentenced 37-yr-previous Quentin Kirk Lawton on Monday to 3 and a half years in jail. Lawton pleaded responsible in Might to at least one rely of creating a false assertion.
Authorities say Lawton visited Orlando Collins in a motel room in April 2016 and left shortly earlier than a standoff there between Collins and federal brokers. Collins shot and wounded two U.S. marshals and an FBI agent earlier than a fireplace swept by way of Collins’ room and the motel. Collins’ physique was later discovered within the room.
Lawton informed investigators he hadn’t seen Collins that day.