• Abigail Hall

Crime Stoppers offers reward for information in death of restaurant owner

Originally published by Wichita Eagle, August 6, 2019.


Update: This story was updated at 3:41 p.m. Aug. 6 to reflect an increase in reward money.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,500 reward for tips about a Wichita homicide.


An anonymous donor is offering $1,500 through Crime Stoppers for information about the murder of Charles ‘Chuck’ Giles, 55, who was shot in the driveway of his home in Benjamin Hills on the night of July 19.


Tuesday morning, Officer Kevin Wheeler announced in a news release that a supplementary reward donated by an anonymous individual for $1,000 would be given to the first person to provide a tip with information leading to an arrest in the Giles case.


At 3:25 p.m. on Twitter, Crime Stoppers announced that the reward had been increased to $1,500.


Giles owned Neighbors Bar and Grill at 2315 W. 21st St. Wichita police Capt. Brent Allred said on July 22 that the murder of the restaurateur was a “targeted event ... based on Mr. Giles having money,” and added that money was stolen from Giles.


Police have said that investigators think that one or more people approached Giles after he pulled into his driveway sometime around 10:20 p.m. It is unclear whether the suspect or suspects followed Giles home from the restaurant.


The reward is supplementary to Crime Stopper’s regular cash rewards for felony tips, which range from $50 to $2,500.


Anyone with information on the crime is asked to submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 316-267-2111, using the P3 app, or online at www.wichitasedgwickcountycrimestoppers.com.

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