Archive for Saturday, February 22, 1992


February 22, 1992


Law enforcement report

Police reports

A 44-year-old Lawrence man was booked in the Douglas County Jail at 7:45 p.m. Friday after he was arrested for domestic battery and resisting arrest and on an oustanding warrant for indecent exposure. He is being held on a $160 bond for the warrant and $100 bond for resisting arrest.

A 25-year-old Lawrence man was booked in the Douglas County Jail at 12:28 a.m. today for domestic battery, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond has been set.

Two Lawrence men, ages 23 and 21, were being held in the Douglas County Jail after they were brought in at 5:45 a.m. today after being arrested for criminal damage and discharging a firearm within the city limits. The two men were arrested after shooting shotguns in a trailer park in the 1900 block of East 19th Street. One of the shots struck a parked vehicle that did not belong to either man. Bond was set at $200.

District court Criminal charges filed

Ronald A. Charity, 22, Topeka, was charged Friday afternoon with a felony count of theft in connection with an incident early Friday morning when he and a 20-year-old man, also from Topeka, took a 1991 Chevy Lumina, reportedly valued at $14,000, from a Lawrence man. According to police reports, the Lawrence man was delivering newspapers about 2:30 a.m. Friday to the Kwik Shop, 845 Miss., when the incident happened. The Lawrence man reportedly got out of his vehicle, leaving it running, and went inside to find out how many papers the store needed. While he was in the store, Charity, along with the 20-year-old man, left in the car. Police located Charity and the other Topeka man, along with the vehicle, in the 900 block of Avalon. The 20-year-old Topeka man was released Friday morning on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to make his first court appearance March 3. Charity's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Charity was released from the Douglas County Jail on Friday afternoon on his own recognizance by Judge James W. Paddock.

Criminal case proceedings

Tommie L. Jones, 39, 736 W. 25th, was sentenced Friday to 4 to 20 years imprisonment on a charge of robbery. Jones pleaded guilty to the charge in January and the state dropped the original charge of aggravated robbery. The charge stems from a Dec. 5 incident when he and David Langston, 31, Eudora, robbed a clerk at the Zarco convenient store, about 5 miles south of Lawrence. Jones' sentence is to run consecutively with a Jefferson County probation violation, which calls for him to serve the remainding two years of a 5-year probationary period for burglary in prison. He was remanded to custody. On Wednesday, Langston pleaded guilty to an amended complaint charging him with robbery and the state dropped the original charge of aggravated robbery. Sentencing has been set for March 23 and he remained in the Douglas County Jail today in lieu of $5,000.

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