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Archive for Friday, December 11, 1992

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December 11, 1992

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Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

A videocassette recorder, a camcorder, an answering machine and a Rolex wristwatch were taken between 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:45 a.m. Thursday from an apartment in the 1600 block of West Fourth, Lawrence police reported today. The items were valued together on a police report at $3,000.

Injury accidents

Suzanna Vazquez, 33, Lawrence, was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later released after an accident at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday on West 19th near Alabama, Lawrence police reported. Police reported that Vazquez had stopped behind another vehicle at the intersection when a car driven by Raymond A. Lee, 17, 240 Deerfield, struck her car from behind. Lee was cited for inattentive driving.

District court

Criminal charges filed

Dennis D. French, 39, Eudora, was charged Tuesday with a felony count of abusing a child. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for next Thursday for French, who is accused of abusing a 7-year-old boy on Oct. 15.

Criminal case proceedings

Randall H. Hoover, 38, Eudora, was sentenced on Thursday to six months in jail on a misdemeanor count of battery and one month on an amended misdemeanor count of battery. Hoover originally was charged July 8 with the battery count and a felony count of aggravated assault after he allegedly struck a 41-year-old woman and threatened her while armed with a knife on July 6. He pleaded guilty to both misdemeanors on Oct. 30.

Diann Robinson, 22, 438 Elm, on Thursday was sentenced to one to two years imprisonment, but then was granted a five-year probation term, on an amended felony count of attempted aggravated assault. She originally was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault after a Jan. 14 fight with a Lawrence woman at her workplace, Davol Inc., 700 E. 22nd. Authorities said Robinson was armed with a knife during the confrontation. She pleaded no contest Nov. 9 and was found guilty of the amended charge.

John R. Keyes, 31, Topeka, on Thursday was sentenced to one to five years imprisonment, but then was granted a three-year probation term, on an amended felony count of attempting to deliver marijuana. Keyes originally was charged May 26 with a felony count of selling marijuana, alleging he sold the drug on Dec. 12, 1990, to an anonymous informant working for the Lawrence-Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit. Keyes pleaded no contest Nov. 9 and was found guilty of the amended charge.

Herbert Shane III, 20, St. Joseph, Mo., on Thursday was sentenced to three to 10 years imprisonment on an amended felony count of robbery, but then was ordered to a "boot camp" program at Labette Correctional Conservation Camp. In the program, which is structured like a military training camp, inmates may be released from prison in as little as 180 days. Shane originally was charged with a felony count of aggravated robbery alleging he took a Lawrence man's automobile on Sept. 22 while armed with a knife. He pleaded guilty on Nov. 9 to the amended charge.

Michael S. Hyatt, 21, 1609 W. 26th, was sentenced Thursday to one to five years imprisonment on a felony count of burglary. Hyatt was charged Aug. 17 with that felony and a felony count of criminal damage to property alleging he threw a rock through the window of JD's Baseball Card and Sports Nostalgia Shop, 711 W. 23rd, and entered the store. Hyatt pleaded guilty Nov. 9 to the burglary charge.

A 39-year-old St. Louis, Mo., man on Wednesday was ordered to stand trial on a felony count of rape alleging he had sexual intercourse with his 21-year-old adopted daughter without her consent on Feb. 2, 1991, in her Kansas University dormitory room. During a preliminary hearing, trial was scheduled for Feb. 22 for the man.

Paul McCall, 61, 1339 Tenn., pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended felony count of attempted aggravated sexual battery. McCall was charged June 16 with a felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child alleging he molested a 6-year-old girl between April 1 and April 30. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 4.

A 42-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to one to four years imprisonment, but then was granted a five-year probation term Thursday on a felony count of failing to appear for a trial in a rape case. The charge was filed after the man did not show up for a trial scheduled to begin July 20 in the case. He pleaded guilty Monday to the felony. Prosecutors last Friday dismissed the rape charge, in which a Lawrence woman claimed she was raped by the man on Feb. 26 in her car in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Emery Road. The charge was dismissed after the woman failed to show up for a pre-trial conference last week. The woman appeared Monday for the trial. Prosecutors are considering whether to refile the rape charge.

John C. Bridges, 20, 303 W. 13th, on Thursday was sentenced to three to 10 years imprisonment, but then was granted a three-year probation term, on a felony count of selling marijuana. Bridges pleaded guilty Oct. 29 to the charge, which was filed after Bridges allegedly sold the drug to a confidential informant working for the Lawrence-Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit.

During a hearing this morning, a trial was scheduled for Feb. 16 for Deondo Russell, 20, Topeka, who was charged in mid-November with a felony count of attempted aggravated robbery stemming from the attempted armed holdup of a 25-year-old Lawrence man Nov. 19 outside the Town and Country convenience store at Ninth and Ohio. Also today, a hearing was continued until next Friday for Darlmon Draine, 17, Topeka, who is charged with felony counts of attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated battery in the incident.

During a hearing this morning, trial was scheduled for Feb. 22 for Michael Armstrong, 24, Lawrence, who is charged with a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident involving Frank Burge, former director of the Kansas Union at Kansas University. Burge suffered a broken thigh and ankle when he was struck by a motorist while riding his bicycle on Nov. 1, 1991, on Iowa just north of 15th Street.

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