Macomber Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

A Topeka man, Stephen Macomber, involved in the June 2010 shooting of a Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy and a kidnapping in Blue Rapids that resulted in an overnight standoff with authorities, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday by a Shawnee County District Court jury. The charges, in connection with the slaying of Ryan Loften, who was fatally shot by Macomber outside his Topeka home June 7, lead to the series of events, where Macomber eventually wound up in Blue Rapids, where he was later taken into custody. He is currently serving a term of eighty years, and one month in prison on the Marshall County charges. A fifty five year sentence on second degree murder charges earlier issued, was overturned by the Kansas Court of Appeals, ordering a retrial, which resulted in Friday’s decision.