Archive for Saturday, June 15, 1991


June 15, 1991


Law enforcement report

District court

Criminal case proceedings

William D. Norris, 38, 1324 Ky., Friday was sentenced to three to 10 years imprisonment on each of three amended felony counts of robbery and one to five years on each of three felony counts of forgery in a separate case. Norris pleaded guilty May 9 to the amended robbery charges, which stem from armed robberies Feb. 28 at the Super 8 Motel of Lawrence, 515 McDonald Dr.; March 1 at Hird Retail Liquors, 601 Kasold; and March 2 at Barnhart Liquor, 3032 Iowa. A judge ruled that two of the three- to 10-year terms would run consecutively, and the third would run concurrently. Norris pleaded guilty Jan. 25 to the forgery charges, which were filed Jan. 16. A judge ruled that the one- to five-year terms would run concurrently with each other but consecutively with the robbery sentences.

Johnny White, 24, Friday was sentenced to six months in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of battery. White, a soldier stationed at Fort Riley, originally was charged Dec. 7 with a felony count of aggravated battery after he shot Khristopher Booth, a Kansas University football player, in the chest outside what then was called Pizazz, a club at Ninth and Mississippi. White pleaded guilty May 10 to the amended charge.

Michael Breshears, 27, Tonganoxie, was sentenced Friday to four months in jail, but then was granted probation on an amended misdemeanor count of battery. Breshears originally was charged May 8, 1990, with a felony count of aggravated battery after he allegedly attacked a local man March 4 while armed with a beer bottle. He pleaded no contest May 10, 1991, and was found guilty of the amended charge.

Craig M. Fincham, 23, 2500 W. Sixth, was granted probation Friday on misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, theft and attempted theft. Fincham originally was charged in two separate cases with felony counts of auto burglary and misdemeanor counts of attempted theft and theft. He pleaded guilty April 18 to criminal damage, theft and attempted theft. The charges allege that Fincham entered vehicles Nov. 16 and Jan. 11, took a radar detector from one car and tried to take a stereo amplifier from the other.

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