Marysville Man Guilty of Attempted Murder and Related Charges

MARYSVILLE – A Marysville man today pleaded guilty to attempted murder and related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Matson Zane Hatfield, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder, one count of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated arson, one count of aggravated escape from custody, once count of conspiracy to commit aggravated escape from custody, two counts of criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling, one count of criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied building, one count of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, one count of criminal damage to property, one count of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of battery against a law enforcement officer. Judge James A. Patton accepted the plea in Marshall County District Court. The crimes occurred in October 2017.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 27 at 3 p.m.

The case was investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Marysville Police Department. Assistant Attorney Adam Zentner of Schmidt’s office is prosecuting the case.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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