UPDATE: Central Topeka homicide suspect taken into custody in Jackson County

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UPDATE: The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Jason M. Thomas was taken into custody by deputies after was seen leaving a home in Delia.

The Topeka Police Department said Thomas was booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections. He faces charges of second degree intentional homicide and felon in possession of a firearm.


TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department said it’s needing the public’s help in finding a man they said is a person of interest in a weekend homicide.

TPD said they’re looking for Jason M. Thomas, 37, of Topeka.

Around 2:50 a.m. Saturday, police went to the 300 block of Southwest Roosevelt Street on reports of shots fired. A Shawnee County dispatcher confirmed there was one person shot around 3 a.m. TPD identified the victim as Matthew Pressler, 35 of Topeka. He died from gunshot wounds at the scene.

TPD said if you see Thomas, call 911 right away and don’t try to apprehend him yourself.

You can report past sightings by emailing telltpd@topeka.org. To report anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

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