KBI: 3 men arrested in Salina for plotting murder

SALINA, Kan. (KSNW) – Three men have been arrested in Salina for conspiracy to commit capital murder.

On Sunday, the I-135/I-70 Drug Task Force, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Salina Police Department, McPherson Police Department, Saline County Attorney’s Office, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation arrested the men.

Alex Karcher, 22, Xavier McCray, 22, and Xavier Lewis, 24, were booked into the Saline County Jail. Each are being held on a $1 million bond.

Kansas Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Doug Younger told KSAL News that the investigation is still ongoing, with 30 to 40 officers actively working it.

Younger said that he could not yet release any other details, including who the three were allegedly planning to kill and why.

He said officer safety was a concern. Younger said it was fair to assume that is is drug related.


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