Criminal charges filed
William H. Hawkins, 23, 912 Ala., was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery Thursday in connection with an incident Wednesday when he allegedly attempted to run over a 28-year-old Lawrence woman in the parking lot of Campus Place apartments, 1145 La. According to police reports the Lawrence woman told Hawkins, who does not live in the complex, to stop parking in the lot and that she would call police if he parked in the lot again. Officers reported the man then threw a film cannister at her, got into his car and tried to hit her. The woman told police she had to jump on the man's car hood to avoid being struck by the bumper. She was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a bruise, police reported, and later released. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Criminal case proceedings
Zachary L. Smith, 18, 1403 Tenn., pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended complaint charging him with robbery. The state dropped the original charge of aggravated robbery. The charge stems from a Nov. 25 incident when Smith allegedly robbed a clerk at gunpoint at the Town and Country Market Store, 501 W. Ninth, Sentencing has been set for 11 a.m. March 11.
John Gary Jr., 25, 801 Iowa, pleaded no contest Thursday to two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage. The state dropped a felony count of criminal damage and one misdemeanor count of telephone harassment. The charges stem from two incidents in September when Gary reportedly broke windshields of cars belonging to Lawrence residents. Sentencing has been set for 11 a.m. March 11.
Eric D. Hewitt, 21, 2331 Ala., pleaded no contest this week to a felony count of theft and the state dropped a second charge felony theft. Prosecutors allege that in April Hewitt took money from a Taco Bell in Lawrence. Sentencing has been set for 11 a.m. March 10.
Marriage licenses issued
Roger M. Swearingen, 23, Lawrence, and Rebecca L. Ice, 21, Lawrence.
David L. O'Trimble, 19, Perry, and Penny R. McHardie, 16, Lawrence.
Ronald T. Riley, 22, Fort Scott, and Kristine L. Bishop, 23, Fort Scott.
Michael W. Puckett, 28, Lawrence, and Pamela J. Heimrich, 24, Lawrence.
Robert M. Auchard, 46, Lawrence, and Gwyneth Mellinger, 35, Lawrence.
Wayne J. Walker, 27, Wales, United Kingdom, and Dianne B. Cook, 26, Lawrence.
I.P. Starr Jr., 61, Kansas City, Kan., and Edna Freeman, 64, Kansas City, Kan.
Gene M. Tyner, 36, Lawrence, and Novale Cook, 29, Lawrence.
Mark T. Paonessa, 38, Lawrence, and Erin L. Nix, 24, Lawrence.
Max L. Cramer, 61, Ottawa, and Carolyn K. Richardson, 74, Ottawa.
Rick D. Baker, 23, Lawrence, and Sherri Holladay, 21, Lawrence.