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Baxter Springs Woman Arrested In Suspected DUI Fatality

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office told that 52-year-old Lisa Dannette Jones was taken into custody for the accident she caused on Thursday that left a Joplin man dead near Riverton, Kansas.

The accident happened at about 3:17 p.m. Police charged her for involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence.

According to Sheriff David Groves, 55-year-old William R. Johnson III was rushed to Freeman Hospital in Joplin for the treatment of life-threatening injuries he sustained in the accident but was pronounced dead around 4 p.m.

The sheriff’s office told that Jones was behind the wheel of the motor vehicle when she hit a motorcycle that Johnson was riding which was going eastbound on Highway 66. When the accident happened, Johnson was not wearing a helmet. The motor vehicle of Jones approached the eastbound lanes from the north median then entered the eastbound lanes and hit the motorcycle which injured Johnson.

A sample for intoxication test was taken and the case is still under investigation as the investigators are waiting for the test results to determine whether she was driving intoxicated.

Her bond was set at $13,500 and on Friday, she was released from the Cherokee County Jail after posting bond.

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This practice has been exclusively devoted to all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanor offenses in municipal court to felony matters in the Federal courts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri. Paul D. Cramm is qualified to provide defense in Capital and Death Penalty cases.