Tim Potter, The Wichita Eagle

Tim Potter

The Wichita Eagle

Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Tim:

While meth is still king, dangerous opioid drugs are on the rise, KBI agents say

Opioids are a growing problem in Kansas, a problem that doesn’t always get counted in statistics, says Doug Younger, special agent in charge with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. → Read More

Man, 38, killed when trailer backs over him in Rose Hill; OSHA investigating

A 38-year-old Sedgwick County man — Stephen Farmer — died Wednesday morning when a trailer backed over him in Rose Hill, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office said. OSHA said it is investigating. → Read More

Child-kicking suspect charged with attempted felony battery in Wichita store incident

The suspect accused of kicking a 1-year-old African-American toddler to the floor of a Wichita store and hurling racial slurs was charged Monday with felony attempted aggravated battery and other crimes. → Read More

From international fashion model to suspect in racist attack on Wichita toddler

Trace Riff — once a square-jawed male model with piercing eyes — has taken a destructive path. He is now accused of hurling racial slurs and kicking a 1-year-old boy to the floor of a Wichita store on Dec. 23. → Read More

Police attention, concern grow on alleged kicking of Wichita toddler. NAACP alarmed.

The mother of a Wichita toddler who was allegedly kicked by a man hurling racial slurs was interviewed by Wichita police and the FBI on Monday. The local NAACP said it views the incident as a hate crime. → Read More

For now, alleged child kicker facing minor charges

After Trace Riff allegedly kicked her toddler to the floor of a Wichita store, hurled racial slurs and ranted about being a white supremacist, Lashantai Whitaker expected it to be treated with all seriousness. → Read More

Evan Brewer’s mom pleads guilty to second-degree murder, faces decades in prison

Miranda Miller’s guilty plea came about a month after a Sedgwick County jury convicted Stephen Bodine of abusing 3-year-old Evan Brewer and holding him hostage before killing him on May 19, 2017. → Read More

Evan Brewer’s mom may have changed her mind on whether she is guilty in his murder

After agreeing to plead guilty to a less serious charge in exchange for her testimony about the murder of her 3-year-old son — Evan Brewer — Miranda Miller may have changed her mind about her guilt. → Read More

‘This little girl was tortured’: Kansas to pay father after girl died of abuse

Jayla Michelle Haag Watters was 18 months old and living in an El Dorado meth house when she died from abuse. Kansas will pay her father after he sued. → Read More

Mother of 6 tried to protect herself. What police did before her husband killed her

Kristin Florio-Gile of Wichita, KS took steps to save herself and her 6 kids from her husband. Her family says the system failed her. Here’s how police handled a case against her husband before he killed her. → Read More

Pit bull fatally mauled Kansas girl. And state, foster agency are to blame, suit says

A lawsuit in federal court argues that the Kansas Department for Children and Families and the foster care contractor KVC negligently put a girl in a Topeka home where pit bulls fatally mauled her in 2016. → Read More

In the words of Deputy Kunze’s daughter: ‘My dad was a hero. He protected everyone.’

In the few days since a fatally wounded Sedgwick County sheriff’s Deputy Robert Kunze endured long enough to stop a dangerous convict on a crime spree, people in Kansas and across the US have called him a hero. → Read More

In his dying moments, sheriff’s Deputy Kunze saved at least two lives

Despite being mortally wounded, Sedgwick County sheriff’s Deputy Robert Kunze fought back and killed his attacker — and in doing so prevented other deaths, Sheriff Jeff Easter told The Eagle on Tuesday. → Read More

Sheriff’s Office identifies suspect in fatal shooting of Sedgwick County deputy

Robert C. Greeson has been identified as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Greeson allegedly killed Deputy Robert K. Kunze III during a suspicious character call. → Read More

Kansas son shoots his mother: Justifiable homicide or crime? Investigation continues

It’s been almost three months since a bullet fired by one of her sons killed Lisa Trimmell in her Wichita-area home. The unanswered question in a sheriff’s investigation: Is her homicide justifiable or a crime? → Read More

State says protective custody should have been considered for Wichita baby who died

The state child protection agency said Friday that Wichita police should have considered taking 2-month-old twins into protective custody before one of them died. → Read More

Wichita police officer cleared by jury, judge in charges related to off-duty incident

Wichita police Officer Jax Rutledge has been acquitted of two criminal charges, and a judge also dismissed a third charge against her. All three charges were related to the same off-duty incident in October. → Read More

Parents arrested following baby’s death at west Wichita motel

Wichita police have arrested the parents of a 2-month-old baby in his death. He appeared to be bruised and beaten, according to emergency dispatch traffic. The boy and his family were living in a west-side motel. → Read More

State Supreme Court upholds $907,000 malpractice verdict against Wichita doctor

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a $907,000 medical malpractice verdict for a family alleging that a Wichita doctor — Brian DeBrot — failed to recognize that their loved one was about to suffer a stroke. → Read More

Wichita man burned himself to death; lawsuit blames Comcare and psychiatrist

A lawsuit contends that Allen Rouse, 55, of Wichita burned himself to death in 2015 because Sedgwick County’s community mental health program and his psychiatrist failed him. But they say his care was reasonable. → Read More