TOPEKA, Kan. — The Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a Topeka man connected to the death of a five-year-old girl.

Court documents show the DA’s Office is charging 25-year-old Mickel Cherry with the following:

  • Capital murder – commission of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, and/or criminal sodomy
  • Murder in the first degree; inherently dangerous felony
  • Rape; child under 14, offender 18 or over

Topeka police arrested Cherry on Tuesday on suspicion of rape and murder in the death of Zoey Felix. This is the 26th homicide case under investigation in Topeka in 2023, KSNT reports.

Cherry is currently being held at the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on a $2 million bond. An upcoming court date for him has yet to be assigned.

If you have any information regarding the investigation email or contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-234-0007. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007 or online by clicking here.