Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
A 75-year-old housemother at a Kansas University sorority reported that someone took two diamond rings belonging to her between 8 a.m. March 19 and 8 a.m. March 20. The rings were valued on a police report at $3,500. No arrests have been made.
Criminal case proceedings
Sentencing for Michael Armstrong, 25, 718 W. 25th, has been rescheduled for April 22. The new date was scheduled after Armstrong appeared Thursday for sentencing without an attorney. Armstrong pleaded no contest Feb. 18 and was found guilty of a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident stemming from a Nov. 1, 1991, accident in which Frank Burge, former director of the Kansas Union, was struck by a car while riding his bicycle at 15th and Iowa.
Richard R. Mason, 22, 1611 Rose Ln., on Thursday was sentenced to 60 days in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of unlawful deprivation of property and 30 days in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing, but then was granted a one-year probation term. Mason originally was charged Feb. 18 with a felony count of aggravated burglary and a misdemeanor count of theft after he allegedly entered a residence in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania the day before and took a Super Nintendo game and a game cassette. He pleaded guilty March 11 to the amended charges.
James Gardner, 40, Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday was sentenced to six months in jail, then was granted a one-year probation term, on an amended misdemeanor count of attempted theft. The charge was filed Oct. 26 along with a felony count of auto burglary after Gardner allegedly entered a local man's pickup truck on Oct. 23 and took tools. Gardner pleaded guilty to the amended charge on Feb. 18.
Jason Floyd, 20, Baldwin, on Thursday was sentenced to a total of 30 days in jail on amended misdemeanor counts of theft and attempted forgery. A judge ruled that the sentence would begin running June 8 unless Floyd paid costs of the court action before that date. Floyd also was ordered to pay $93.50 in court costs, $200 in restitution and an attorney's fee that has not yet been determined. Floyd originally was charged Oct. 19 with two felony counts of forgery alleging he forged checks belonging to a local lawn care service on Aug. 24 and Aug. 30. He pleaded guilty March 12 to the amended charges.
James J. Barbee, 31, no address listed, on Wednesday was sentenced to one to five years imprisonment on a felony count of attempted robbery. Barbee originally was charged with two felony counts of attempted robbery alleging that on Dec. 27, he pointed a gun at an employee of Shoney's Restaurant, 2412 Iowa, while the employee was making a bank deposit and also pointed a gun at an employee of the E-Z Shop convenience store at Sixth and Florida. Barbee pleaded guilty Feb. 24 to one of the charges. Court documents state that Barbee has two prior felony convictions and that judge ruled the sentence would run consecutively with any parole violation on those convictions.
Ann S. Colom, 26, 1005 Ky., on Wednesday was sentenced to one to two years imprisonment, then was granted a three-year probation term, on an amended felony count of conspiring to sell marijuana. She originally was charged with a felony count of selling marijuana after she allegedly met with a confidential informant working for local drug enforcement officers on Nov. 13 and made arrangements for a marijuana sale. Among the terms of her probation, Colom must not use controlled substances and must submit to drug tests.
Prosecutors have dismissed a felony count of selling cocaine they filed March 9, 1992, against Arvellis J. Pernell, 31, Kansas City, Kan. Court documents state that prosecutors dropped the charge because they were unable to locate an essential witness. Pernell had been charged with selling cocaine on March 4 to a confidential informant working for local drug enforcement authorities.
A diversion agreement was filed recently in the case Heather M. Brose, 19, 1734 Engel, who was charged Dec. 10 with a felony count of forgery alleging that she forged a check for $6.32 on Sept. 22. Among the terms of the agreement, Brose must perform 20 hours of community service work.
Edgar B. Branch, 21, no address listed, recently was sentenced to one to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of burglary and one to five years on a felony count of theft. Those charges were filed Dec. 14 against Branch along with a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property after he allegedly entered the American Legion hall, 3408 W. Sixth, on Dec. 11 and took liquor, cash, a telephone and a public address system. On March 1, Branch pleaded guilty to the felony counts.
Bobby J. Thomas, 21, Topeka, on Wednesday was granted parole on a misdemeanor count of possessing marijuana after being sentenced last Friday to 30 days in jail. That charge was filed Nov. 8 against Thomas along with a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia after sheriff's officers allegedly found marijuana in Thomas' car after pulling him over for speeding on Nov. 7. During a sentencing hearing last Friday, Thomas was given credit for two days he had served in custody. Among the conditions of his parole, Thomas must pay court costs of $93.50 and attorney's fees of $250.