Archive for Tuesday, June 18, 1991


June 18, 1991


Law enforcement report

Injury accidents

Lea Harrell, 27, rural Baldwin, and Kenneth Hubbard, 65, rural Baldwin, were treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released after an accident at 3 p.m. Monday on Douglas County Road 100N east of County Road 900E. The accident location is 15 miles southwest of Lawrence. Sheriff's officers reported that Harrell crested a hill driving west when the car she was driving struck a westbound tractor driven by Hubbard. No citations were issued.

Brian P. Goodteacher, 22, 155 Indian Ave., was treated at LMH and released after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car at 6:16 p.m. Monday at 1900 W. 31st. Police said Goodteacher was southbound along a road at the Gaslight Village mobile home court when his motorcycle hit a car that had backed out of a driveway. The car was driven by Lori L. Lawson, 20, 511 Maine. No citations were issued.

Condition reports

John Willingham, 24, 1403 W. 22nd, was dismissed Monday from the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken June 9 with burns he suffered in a brush fire.

District court

Criminal charges filed

Clark L. Lyles, 31, 255 N. Mich., Monday was charged with a felony count of possessing cocaine and a felony count of distributing cocaine without a Kansas drug tax stamp. In a related case, Alvin L. Simington, 36, Kansas City, Kan., was charged with a felony count of possessing cocaine. Preliminary hearings for both men are scheduled for Wednesday. Lyles and Simington allegedly were seen with cocaine Sunday outside a tavern in the 100 block of East Eighth. Charges have not been filed against a 30-year-old Lawrence woman who was arrested Sunday with Lyles and Simington.

Criminal case proceedings

Prosecutors have dismissed a felony count of auto burglary and a misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting criminal damage to property against Charles D. Hand, 21, Topeka. Court documents indicate that the charges were dismissed because of insufficient evidence.

A diversion agreement was filed Friday in the case of David W. Ryan, 24, 1935 Ousdahl, who was charged April 9 with a felony count of theft alleging he took a mountain bike from a local resident on Feb. 14. Among the terms of the agreement, Ryan was ordered to perform 20 hours of community service work and write a letter of apology to the victim. The felony theft charge was amended May 2 to a misdemeanor count of theft.

A diversion agreement was filed Friday in the case of a 46-year-old rural Eudora man charged Feb. 4 with a felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child. The man allegedly molested an 11-year-old local girl between October 1988 and October 1989. Among the terms of his agreement, he was ordered to not be alone with the girl unless he has the girl's therapist's approval to do so; to continue counseling; and to pay for the girl's therapy bills.

A felony count of forgery was dismissed recently against Reubin Lerma, 22, address listed as the Shawnee County Jail. Court documents give no reason for the dismissal. The charge was filed April 4 after Lerma allegedly forged a check belonging to a local man.

A felony count of aggravated assault was dismissed recently in the case of Dimitri L. Dixon, 26, 521 Wis., who had been accused of attacking a local woman May 16 while armed with a knife and a baseball bat. The alleged victim, court documents state, admitted to filing a false report.

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