Two more charged in connection with I-35 stabbing
One man has been charged with first degree murder and two others have been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and felony possession of drug paraphernalia following a bizarre traffic incident that resulted in a complete shut down of southbound Interstate 35 in Olathe for more than five hours on Sept. 7.
Christopher K. Blacklock of Hockley, Texas, has been charged in connection with the death of Ziahdrick D. Williams. Eric B. Blake-Eakin and Leshaun P. Curtis of Hemstead, Texas have been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kansas Highway Patrol deputy reported a white vehicle with Texas plates traveling northbound on I-35 moving erratically through traffic at about 7 a.m. on Sept. 7. The vehicle crashed into a barrier wall, and the trooper investigated thinking the driver may have been intoxicated, according to KHP officials.
Williams – clearly injured – exited the vehicle. He was taken to Olathe Medical Center where he eventually died of injuries. While the passenger in his vehicle, Blacklock was taken to jail. Officers also arrested two men in a second car with Texas plates that appeared to traveling with Blacklock and Williams.
KHP and Olathe Police Department officers shut down the highway just north of the Old U.S. 56 Highway exit in Olathe for more than five hours as they investigated what appeared to be a stabbing.
Blacklock was charged with first degree murder in Johnson County District Court and is currently being held at New Century Jail with bond set at $2 million. Blake-Eakin and Curtis face drug charges and are currently being held at New Century Jail with bonds set at $100,000.
— Danedri Thompson