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September 30, 1991

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Law enforcement report Police reports

A 49-year-old Lawrence woman told police Sunday that her 42-year-old husband sexually attacked her between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Thursday at their residence in the 1900 block of East 19th. No arrests have been made.

Vandals reportedly bent a bronze sculpture at the U.S. Army Reserve Training Center, 2100 Iowa, between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. An army spokesman said today that police were notified this morning that a portion of the Vietnam sculpture had been bent. The sculpture, "The Letter," is a memorial to those living in the Lawrence area who died in the Vietnam War. The sculpture, mounted on a cement pedestal, shows a military boot resting next to an M-16 rifle stuck into the ground with a combat hat on the rifle.

Sheriff reports

A 29-year-old Merriam man was arrested Sunday night after sheriff's officers found the man picking marijuana in an open field about four miles southeast of Lawrence. The Douglas County sheriff's office received a report on Sunday that a man had been picking marijuana in a field one-quarter mile east of Douglas County Road 1057 and Douglas County Road 1100N. Sheriff's officers arrested the man about 6 p.m. and he was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of marijuana possession, possession of marijauna with intent to sell and possessing marijuana without a tax stamp.

District court Criminal case proceedings

Bret Stalcup, 24, 707 W. 12th, pleaded guilty recently to one felony count of marijuana possession with intent to sell and one felony count of aggravated assault. One felony count of aiding and abetting sale of marijuana, one felony count of possessing marijuana without a tax stamp, one felony count of aggravated intimidation of a witness, one felony count of aggravated burglary and one misdemeanor count of battery were dropped. Stalcup was arrested in March on drug charges after a monthlong investigation by local drug enforcement authorities. He also was charged in connection with an April apartment burglary in the 1100 block of Ohio in which one of the occupants was struck with a 12-gauge shotgun. Sentencing has been scheduled for Oct. 30.

A jury trial for Curtis Hill, no birth date listed, 1335 N.J., has been rescheduled for Nov. 18. Hill is charged with one felony count of attempted aggravated battery stemming from a May incident in which he reportedly fired a handgun at a Lawrence man.

A preliminary hearing for Richard Bathgate, 21, 1101 Tenn., recently was rescheduled for Oct. 14. Bathgate was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery after a Sept. 4 incident in which he allegedly struck a Lawrence man with a blackjack.

Jaymes A. Scott, 48, recently pleaded no contest to one felony count of forgery. Two additional charges of forgery and one felony count of theft were dropped. In April and May, Scott allegedly cashed several personal checks belonging to a Lawrence resident. Sentencing has been scheduled for Oct. 21.

Robert D. Burton, 19, 1512 E. 28th Ter., has pleaded no contest to one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of attempted auto burglary. One felony count of aggravated burglary, one felony count of theft and one misdemeanor count of criminal damage were dropped. In January, Burton allegedly broke into a residence in the 500 block of North Seventh. And in February he allegedly broke the rear window of a 1967 Chevrolet and tried to take the car's stereo. Sentencing has been scheduled for Oct. 30.

A jury trial has been rescheduled for Oct. 11 for Lee A. Kennedy, 38, 3410 W. 25th Ter. In April, Kennedy was arrested on one felony count of possessing cocaine, one misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia, one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon and operating a vehicle under the influence. In August, Kennedy pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia and OUI and the other charges were dropped.

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