Archive for Wednesday, November 29, 1989


November 29, 1989


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

T-top panels valued at $1,420 were taken between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 7:45 a.m. today from a car parked in the 2400 block of Louisiana, Lawrence police reported today.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

Wayne F. McKinney, 44, Rt. 5, today pleaded guilty to an amended felony count of attempting to possess marijuana with the intent to sell, and pleaded no contest and was found guilty of an amended felony count of attempted violation of the Kansas drug tax law. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 3 for McKinney, who was arrested June 28 by law enforcement officers conducting a raid on an alleged marijuana-growing operation eight to 10 miles southwest of Lawrence. Authorities seized 385 plants in the raid. McKinney originally was charged with felony counts of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell and not placing a Kansas drug tax stamp on marijuana.

A preliminary hearing was continued Tuesday for Jerry B. Hunter, 22, 1108 N.J., who was charged Nov. 7 with felony counts of aggravated burglary and theft. A mental competency evaluation was scheduled in the case, and a competency hearing was scheduled for Dec. 7. The charges stem from a Nov. 2 incident in which Hunter allegedly entered a residence in the 300 block of East 11th Street and took property valued at more than $500.

William A. Toumberlin, 18, Wichita, Tuesday was sentenced to one to two years imprisonment on a felony count of auto burglary and one year on a misdemeanor count of theft, but then was granted a five-year probation term. Toumberlin originally was charged Sept. 15 with two felony counts of auto burglary and two misdemeanor counts of theft after he and two juveniles allegedly burglarized several automobiles in West Lawrence. He pleaded guilty Oct. 24 to one burglary count and theft count. Among his probation terms, Toumberlin must pay any restitution, must receive mental health counseling and therapy, must receive a drug and alcohol abuse evaluation and must pay all court-related costs.

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