TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A man has been found guilty of killing a Topeka man during a crime rampage in June 2010.
A jury on Tuesday found 44-year-old Stephen A. Macomber guilty of second-degree murder in shooting death of 26-year-old Ryan K. Lofton in Topeka. He had been charged with first-degree murder.
Prosecutors say after Macomber shot Lofton, he shot and wounded a Marshall County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in Blue Rapids and then held an elderly woman hostage during a standoff with police. He’s serving 83 years in prison for those crimes.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Macomber also is charged with bank robbery in U.S. District Court in Nebraska in a June 2010 holdup of a bank in Bellevue, Neb.
Sentencing will be Feb. 21.