Hours after a body was found in Harvey County during a search for Lucas Hernandez Emily Glass has been booked into jail
Glass currently has one charge of interfering with law enforcement
The body of a small person found under a bridge in Harvey County has yet to be confirmed to be Hernandez
Officials stated the body had decomposed to the point of being unidentifiable
Just hours after the body of a child was found in Harvey County during a search related to 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, Emily Glass has been booked in jail for interfering with law enforcement.
Interfering with law enforcement is defined as “falsely reporting to a law enforcement officer, law enforcement agency or state investigative agency; concealing, destroying or materially altering evidence with the intent to prevent or hinder the apprehension or prosecution of any person; knowingly obstructing, resisting or opposing any person authorized by law to serve process in the service or execution or in the attempt to serve or execute any writ, warrant, process or order of a court, or in the discharge of any official duty” and considered a misdemeanor.
At 6:30 pm on Thursday, Sedgwick County law enforcement made a call to the Harvey County Sheriff’s Department after finding the body of a small person under a bridge in the 9700 block of South Woodlawn. After officers responded they found a decomposed body that was said to be “unidentifiable.”
The gender of the body was not confirmed, but the Harvey County Sheriff’s Department did confirm the body was found during a search for Lucas. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett stated that Glass had gone out to the area hours before private investigator David Marshburn and law enforcement were on the scene.
The body found was said to have been there for a significant amount of time. Despite the inability to confirm the body as 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, the young boy’s grandmother believes it to be him. Glass was booked into Sedgwick County Jail at 10:34 pm.
In the following days, we will most likely see Glass’ charges change several times. While she is currently booked for interfering with an investigation, it is very likely Bennett’s office will now begin going back through evidence to see if there is enough evidence to charge Glass with the death of Hernandez. Until the body is confirmed to be Hernandez, it is likely her charge will remain the same.
Some in the community are concerned if the legal system will demonstrate justice in this horrifying crime. The story of Glass’ arrest sounds very familiar to the arrest of Tyerria Miles. Miles was babysitting 2-year-old Jhornee Bland when the child died. The body of Bland was found in the area of 1900 block of North Hydraulic at roughly 2:00 pm on Monday, May 9, 2016.
Miles was initially booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on charges of aggravated child endangerment and stolen property, but her charges were eventually dropped down to interfering with an investigation. In May 2017, Miles entered a guilty plea and in June the babysitter was sentenced to 18-months probation for her involvement in Jhornee’s unexplained death.