MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) – Police have released details in the killing of a central Kansas man last month.
The Hutchinson News reports 25-year-old Travis Belt has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 58-year-old Steven Carlson.
A probable cause affidavit released Wednesday says Belt was given permission to use Carlson’s truck the day before police found his body. The affidavit alleges Belt used the truck to steal a knife and other items from a Wal-Mart.
Police say they found Carlson’s body April 14, after his friend called 911 saying it was unusual his garage door was open. Carlson’s white truck was missing.
A phone message left by The Associated Press seeking comment from Belt’s attorney was not immediately returned Friday.
Belt’s preliminary hearing is scheduled to start July 17.