TOPEKA, Kan. (TCD) — A 25-year-old man was arrested this week for allegedly sexually assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl near a local gas station.
According to KSNT-TV, on Monday, Oct. 2, at around 6 p.m., Topeka Police Department officers responded to a gas station where paramedics were aiding 5-year-old Zoey Felix. Medics transported her to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, but she died.
Police later arrested Mickel Cherry on charges of first-degree murder and rape where the offender is older than 18 years old and victim is less than 14 years old. He is in custody at the Shawnee County Jail, where his bond is set at $2 million.