Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
A patio table valued at $1,099 was taken between June 25 and June 29 from the yard of a residence in the 700 block of Tennessee, police reported today. The report was filed Monday.
A 31-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on charges of aggravated assault after he threatened to kill a woman who was withholding liquor from him at her residence in the 200 block of Alabama, Lawrence police reported today. The victim, 37, reported that she hid a bottle of liquor from the man, her fiance, because he was acting strange. She said the man told her that he had taken illegal drugs earlier in the day. The man became enraged, the woman said, and began breaking items in the apartment. The man then held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her, police said. The woman was able to break free and call police. She was not injured.
Myrna C. Meeks, 50, 2200 Harper, was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a one-car accident at 3:05 p.m. Monday on Kentucky Street north of Seventh Street. Police reported that Meeks was northbound on Kentucky and apparently blacked out. The car she was driving left the road and struck a tree. No citations were issued.
Linda Lynn, Lawrence, was being treated in the emergency room at LMH after an accident at 8:28 a.m. today about a mile south of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 1055. A sheriff's spokesman said the accident occurred on the north end of the Wakarusa River bridge. No other information was available.
Criminal case proceedings
Ricky D. Starkey, 30, Eudora, Monday was sentenced to three to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell. Starkey originally was charged Jan. 12 with that charge and a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia. He pleaded no contest May 7 and was found guilty of the felony charge.
Yvonne Cook, 23, 924 N.H., Monday was sentenced to six months in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of battery. Cook was ordered to begin her jail term on Aug. 10. She originally was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery stemming from a May 5 incident in which she allegedly struck and cut a 28-year-old Lawrence woman while armed with a knife. She pleaded no contest May 6 and was found guilty of the misdemeanor charge.
Eugene Cosey Jr., 19, no address listed, Monday was ordered to stand trial on misdemeanor and felony charges in a preliminary hearing on five separate criminal cases. Among the charges Cosey faces are two misdemeanor counts of battery, a felony count of making terroristic threats and two felony counts of forgery. Also Monday, felony counts of aggravated assault and theft were dismissed because of insufficient evidence. Trial was scheduled for Aug. 15 for Cosey, who was arrested June 29 after he allegedly threatened to injure a man at the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th. He was charged that day with aggravated assault, battery and making terroristic threats stemming from that incident. He also made a court appearance June 29 on charges stemming from the other four cases.