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Kansas man accused of stealing corn

A Kansas man is accused of stealing over $20,000 in corn from the Scoular Company of Overland Park, Kan., and using Aurora Cooperative of Hubbell and A.G.P. of Chester to pull off the theft.

Three counts of felony theft were issued against Lonnie D. Rachow, 45, of Mahaska, and filed in Thayer County court this month. Rachow, a driver for the Jaded Transportation Company, is alleged to have committed the thefts in November, 2011.

According to the arrest record on file at the Thayer County Courthouse, Rachow is alleged to have hauled corn under contract by the Scoular Company with Aurora Coop from Hubbell to Chester instead of Great Bend Feeding in Great Bend, Kan., where it was supposed to go.

On Monday, Rachow appeared in county court for his arraignment and was bound over to district court. He is scheduled to appear there August 27 at 10 a.m.

Two others were also bound over to district court in separate cases including Lori Korn, 40, of Hebron and Todd Roop, 42, of Chester.

Korn is charged with use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and assault in the second degree and is currently in jail on a $50,000/10 percent bond.

Roop is charged with strangulation and assault in the second degree. He posted ten percent of a $10,000 bond and is not in jail.

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