Fleming Trial Jury Selection Made


Story by The Beloit Call

BELOIT –The Mitchell County Courthouse parking and several surrounding lots were full on Tuesday as 100 individuals attended the final jury selection proceedings around 9:25 a.m. for the Chuck (Charles) Fleming trial.

Court will be in session for the, now 16 year murder case of Carol Fleming, after 12 jurors (two alternates) were selected through an all day process on Tuesday. The trial is set to proceed at 9 a.m. on Wednesday (today), set for six days.

Fleming appeared in court with Attorney Jennifer Dahlstrom (filling in for Defense Attorney Julie Effenbeck) on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 and pleaded not guilty in the matter of the first degree murder charge, an off grid felony.

On Monday, July 16, 2018, Charles (“Chuck”) Ray Fleming, 46, was arrested on a charge of First Degree Murder for the murder of his mom, Carol Fleming that occurred on August 16, 2003 in Beloit, Kansas.

Fleming was arrested by the Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff’s Department and was transported to Mitchell County by Beloit Police Chief Dave Elam and Mitchell County Sheriff Tony Perez.

Fleming appeared in a two day preliminary hearing on Oct. 17, 2018 with District Magistrate Judge Debra Wright presiding. The trial led to a probable cause decision for Tuesday’s trial set date appearance.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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