Arrest warrants issued for two suspects in Harvey County triple homicide

NEWTON, Kan. (KSNW) – The Harvey County Sheriff’s Department has issued arrest warrants for 35-year-old Jereme Nelson and 31-year-old Myrta Rangel.

The warrants are for capital murder, and the first-degree murder of 33-year-old Travis Street, 37-year-old Angela Graves, and 52-year-old Richard Prouty. The three were found shot to death Sunday night. Their bond has been set at $1 million each.

Nelson has warrants issued through Butler and Sedgwick Counties. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. According to a report from the Kansas Department of Corrections, Nelson has prior convictions for meth, firearms, burglary, and theft.

According to district court documents, Rangel, who is also known as Myrta Lopez has held residency in Wichita and Sedgwick County.

Rangel is listed as having been in the Kansas Department of Corrections for one prior offense.

That offense happened in February of 2006.  Rangel was arrested for possession of cocaine.

Court documents show she was sentenced for that offense in March of 2009.

Rangel was released from jail in June of 2010, however, within that month she violated her parole and was sent back to jail.

She was released again in December of 2010..

Nelson and Rangel are on the run and were last know to be somewhere in Oklahoma and driving a black and gold 1999 Ford F-150 4×4 pickup.

Harvey County Prosecuting Attorney David Yoder says the motive for the killings appears to be drug-related.

If you have information about their whearabouts, please contact the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME or the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office at 316-284-6960. Callers may remain anonymous.