Two men sentenced in Wilson County for attempted murder, meth, gun charges

FREDONIA, Kansas – Two Kansas men were sentenced today on charges of attempted murder, methamphetamine and gun possession.

Devon Andrew Simmons, 27, Neodesha, was sentenced to 93 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by District Court Judge David W. Rogers in Wilson County District Court. The sentence included 93 months for attempted second degree murder and 11 months for possession of methamphetamine. Rogers ordered the sentences to run concurrently. Simmons pleaded no contest to the charges in February 2012.

Simmons is also currently serving sentences on 2008 convictions in Wilson and Montgomery Counties for possession of narcotics, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. Rogers ordered today’s sentences to run consecutive to the prior sentences.

Rogers also sentenced Brandon Bryce Beisly, 31, Newton, to 72 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. The sentence included 72 months for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and 8 months for criminal possession of a firearm. Rogers ordered the sentences to run concurrently. Beisly pleaded guilty to the charges in March 2012.

Beisly is also currently serving a 2010 sentence for two charges of possession of narcotics in Harvey County. Rogers ordered today’s sentences to run consecutive to the Harvey County sentences.

The charges stemmed from a 2011 investigation by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Offices and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant Attorney General Greg Benefiel of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the cases. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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