Lengthy Sentence for Pottawatomie County Man

Pottawatomie County Justice Center

Pottawatomie County Justice Center

A St. Mary’s man has been sentenced to nine year in prison after being convicted on multiple burglaries. Luke Linxwiler, 35, was sentenced Thursday in Pottawatomie County district court to 108 months with the Department of Corrections.
 
Linxwiler was convicted by a Pottawatomie county jury last month in connection with burglaries in rural St. Mary’s and the city of St. Mary’s last summer. In June of last year, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and St. Mary’s Police Department authorities found stolen property at a St. Mary’s residence which included power tools, household goods, guns, electronics, and other items previously reported as stolen.
 
Also in Pottawatomie County Court, a 29-year-old Eskridge woman facing theft and fleeing and eluding charges made an appearance in Pottawatomie County court Thursday. Stephanie Rush’s attorney filed a motion to suppress videos, including police car and Wal-Mart Surveillance videos, but the court denied the motion.
 
Rush’s jury trial is set for March sixth.
 
As KMAN reported in July of last year, Rush allegedly took possession of several items from the jewelry and make-up counters at Wal-Mart and got into a vehicle. Police followed the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop when the vehicle fled to Highway 24 near St. George and entered Highway 177 driving south to I-70. The vehicle eventually came to a stop in Wabaunsee County and Rush was arrested.