Criminal charges filed
Rolana L. Keeler, 20, 2357 Ridge Ct., was charged Tuesday with a felony count of theft stemming from an incident the day before in which Keeler allegedly took a videocassette recorder, two firearms and a television set from a local residence. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for next Wednesday.
Criminal case proceedings
Joseph L. Davis, 22, 1120 N.J., and Phillip Williams, 29, address listed as the Salvation Army, were ordered today to stand trial Feb. 12. Each man was charged Nov. 9 with one felony count of forgery after they allegedly forged a check belonging to a local man on Nov. 7.
Danny Johnson, 22, 1600 Haskell, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended felony count of attempted aggravated assault. Johnson originally was charged July 17 with a felony count of aggravated assault after he allegedly fired five shotgun blasts at a car passing in front of his residence on July 16. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 30.
Jason L. Beecher, 18, Topeka, was formally charged at a first appearance Tuesday with a felony count of auto burglary and a felony count of theft. Beecher and three other Topeka men were arrested last Wednesday in connection with an auto burglary on Jonathan Drive. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday for Beecher. Hearings are scheduled for Jan. 4 for the other men.
Audry Ferguson, 32, 1113 Conn., was sentenced Monday to one to five years imprisonment, but then was granted a five-year probation term on a felony count of burglary. She was charged Oct. 23 with burglary and a felony count of theft after she allegedly took jewelry Oct. 18 from The Jewelry Source, 1023 Mass. She pleaded guilty Oct. 30 to the burglary charge.
John B. Demientieff, 27, Lawrence, was sentenced Monday to one year in the county jail on a misdemeanor count of unlawful restraint and six months in jail on a misdemeanor count of battery. Demientieff originally was charged May 8 with those charges and felony counts of kidnapping and aggravated assault after he allegedly abducted and harassed two local woman on April 28. On Oct. 18, a jury found him guilty of the misdemeanor charges.