An Independence man received the maximum sentence – 55 years – Friday from a Johnson County (Kansas) District judge for his part in kidnapping and raping a sheriff's deputy in Olathe in October 2016.
Brady Newman-Caddell, 24, pleaded guilty in May 2018 to aggravated kidnapping and sodomy and two counts of rape, then tried to withdraw his guilty plea in January. A couple months after he and co-defendant William Luth of Grain Valley were charged in Johnson County, Newman-Caddell was charged with rape, sodomy and child endangerment in a case in Independence.
Luth, 27, was charged with rape in that same Independence case in January 2018, pleaded guilty a year later and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. His sentence runs concurrently to the 41-year sentence he received in February 2018 for pleading guilty to the same charges as Newman-Caddell in the Johnson County case.
According to court documents, Newman-Caddell and Luth forced the Johnson County deputy, who was unarmed and in civilian clothing, into their car and took turns raping her before they released her near the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in northern Lee's Summit a couple hours later.
Newman-Caddell's case for the Independence rape is pending.