Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
A stereo, a radar detector, and a briefcase and its contents were taken between 1 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday from a vehicle parked at WW Walden at the Meadowbrook Apartments, Lawrence police reported today. The items were valued together on a police report at $1,200.
A 51-year-old Eudora woman was arrested on aggravated battery charges after she reportedly ran her car into a 16-year-old Eudora girl's car between 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 a.m. today on Kansas Highway 10 about two miles east of Lawrence. Douglas County sheriff's officers reported that after an argument between the woman and the girl Tuesday at the woman's home, the woman drove after the girl after the girl left. While driving west on K-10, sheriff's officers reported, the woman bumped the girl's car with her car. A sheriff's report did not say what the two were arguing about. The woman, who is not related to the girl, was being held without bond today in the Douglas County Jail.
Criminal case proceedings
June M. Bench, 22, 2900 W. Sixth, recently was sentenced to one to five years imprisonment on a felony count of forgery. Bench was charged March 2 with three counts of forgery alleging she forged $330 worth of checks on Feb. 28 and March 1. She pleaded no contest March 15 and was found guilty of one of the charges.
Anthony D. Davis, 22, 715 Mich., recently was sentenced to 30 days in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of assault. Davis was charged Feb. 5 with a felony count of aggravated assault after he allegedly confronted a local man Feb. 4 while armed with a handgun. He pleaded guilty April 12 to the amended charge. Court documents indicate that Davis had already been in custody more than 30 days when he was sentenced. He was given credit for 75 days in jail.
James Byron, 23, no address listed, recently pleaded guilty to an amended misdemeanor count of theft. Byron originally was charged with a felony count of theft after he allegedly stole a recreational vehicle from a local man's driveway on March 22. He was sentenced to one year in jail, but then was granted a two-year probation term.
Edgar B. Branch IV, 21, Eudora, recently was sentenced to one to 10 years imprisonment on an amended felony count of attempted robbery. Branch originally was charged March 26 with a felony count of robbery after he allegedly beat a local man on Feb. 6 and took his wallet. He pleaded guilty April 5 to the amended charge. Another man accused of robbing the victim was arrested Tuesday on a warrant containing a felony count of robbery. That man, Thomas C. James, 21, 502 W. 14th, was being held in the Douglas County Jail today awaiting a court appearance.
Shannon J. Porter, 22, 818 La., recently was sentenced to one year in jail, but then was granted a two-year probation term, on an amended misdemeanor count of assaulting a law enforcement officer. Porter originally was charged March 9 with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, obstructing the legal process and battering a law enforcement officer after he allegedly struck a police officer during a confrontration March 8 outside an apartment at 706 W. 25th. Porter pleaded no contest March 12 and was found guilty of the amended charge.
Bobby J. Thomas, 21, Topeka, recently was granted parole after being sentenced to serve 30 days on a conviction for possessing marijuana, a misdemeanor charge. The charge was filed in November along with a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia after a Douglas County sheriff's deputy pulled Thomas over, searched his car and found marijuana.
Michael J. Kiefer, 22, no address listed, recently was sentenced to one to three years imprisonment on each of two felony counts of forgery, but then was assigned to a five-year Douglas County Community Corrections term. Kiefer originally was charged June 4 with four felony counts of forgery alleging he forged $112 worth of checks from April 26 through April 29, 1992. He pleaded guilty March 11 to two of the charges. Kiefer also was sentenced to one year in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of theft in an unrelated case. He originally was charged with felony theft on March 5 after he took a purse and its contents from a local woman on March 4. Kiefer was given credit for 35 days he spent in custody.
Devin A. Adams, 24, 1702 Ohio, recently was sentenced to one to four years imprisonment on a felony count of theft. The charge was filed Feb. 12 after Adams took a 1984 Audi automobile belonging to a local man. He pleaded guilty March 4 to the charge.
Aaron Turner Jr., 30, 3209 Creekwood, recently was sentenced to six months in jail, but then was granted a two-year probation term, on an amended misdemeanor count of unlawful deprivation of property. Turner originally was charged Oct. 20 with felony counts of burglary and theft, alleging he broke into Lawrence High School and took camcorders and videocassette recorders. Among the terms of probation, Turner was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service work.
Tyrone N. Jenkins, 22, 1416 E. Eighth, recently was sentenced to one to two years imprisonment, but then was granted a two-year probation term, on a felony count of unlawful use of a firearm. The charge was filed Jan. 21 along with a felony count of aggravated assault after Jenkins allegedly confronted a Lawrence woman while armed with a sawed-off shotgun on Jan. 11. He pleaded no contest March 22 and was found guilty of the firearms-related charge.
Jeremy A. Olson, 21, 1309 Conn., recently was sentenced to one year in jail, but then was assigned to a Douglas County Community Corrections term, on a misdemeanor count of theft. He originally was charged Jan. 21 with a felony count of aggravated burglary and two misdemeanor theft charges after he allegedly entered a residence at 1028 Ohio on Jan. 16 or Jan. 17 and took compact discs and a coat. He pleaded guilty March 29 to one of the theft charges.
A diversion agreement has been filed in the case of Merrill Gobetz, 20, Pittsburg, who was charged Jan. 29 with nine felony counts of forgery. Among the terms of the agreement, Gobetz must pay $872 in restitution and must complete 25 hours of community service work. She is accused of forging nine checks between April 7 and April 23, 1992.
A diversion agreement has been filed in the case of Damian C. Donlon, 22, 1515 Engel, who was charged March 17 with felony and misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property alleging he damaged a television set and windows of a Kansas University building on March 12. Among the terms of the diversion, Donlon must pay $2,100 in restitution and obtain a substance abuse evaluation.
A diversion agreement has been filed in the case of Matthew S. Kelley, 19, Wichita, who was charged Oct. 19 with felony counts of burglary and theft and a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property alleging he entered Rick's Bike Shop, 916 Mass., and took bicycles. Among the terms of the agreement, Kelley must pay $1,488 in restitution, perform 60 hours of community service work, write a letter of apology to the victim and obtain a psychological evaluation.