By Jessie Wagoner
McPHERSON—More than two years have passed since Jordan Krell was shot and killed in McPherson. Though a significant period of time has passed, Noah Bratcher, 20, of McPherson has been found guilty of his murder.
Bratcher, who is detained in the McPherson County Jail, was found guilty of intentional murder in the second degree after entering a no contest plea. He was also found guilty of attempted aggravated robbery, burglary of a dwelling and theft of a firearm. The crimes occurred on Feb. 3, 2018, and June 11, 2018.
On June 11, 2018, a report was made of shots fired at Mustang Communities in McPherson. Law enforcement arrived on scene and found Jordan Krell had been shot. During the investigation by the McPherson Police Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigation, it was determined that Bratcher shot Krell following an attempted aggravated robbery. Krell was trying to get away at the time he was shot.
Law enforcement executed a search warrant on the Bratcher home following the shooting. During the execution of the warrant, firearms were located that Bratcher had stolen on Feb. 3, 2018, from a residence in McPherson.
Bratcher entered a no contest plea to Judge Joe Dickinson. He will appear in McPherson County District Court for sentencing on May 21.