Pott County Armed Robbery Suspects Apprehended


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On Monday, March 22, 2021 at 5:50 a.m., Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of an Armed Robbery in progress at the Short Stop convenience store, 101 South Highway 99 in Westmoreland.

Detectives were able to identify both subjects involved in the Armed Robbery. On March 22, 2021, Khoavun Raymond George, 21, of Manhattan was arrested in the 15000 block of Rock Creek Road, rural Westmoreland on charges of Aggravated Robbery.

On March 23, 2021, Donovan J. O’Connell, 19, of Manhattan, was arrested in the 100 block of East Poyntz, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Kansas on charges of Aggravated Robbery. Both individuals are currently confined at the Pottawatomie County Jail awaiting bond. Detectives continue to investigate the incident and there may be additional charges.

The blue passenger car was also located and seized. The Kansas Highway Patrol and
Riley County Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353 for Detective Rob Gordon or you may leave a tip via our Crimestoppers link at

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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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