Archive for Friday, February 26, 1993


February 26, 1993


Law enforcement report

Condition reports

Charles W. Duver, 52, Baldwin, was listed in fair condition at Lawrence Memorial Hospital this morning with injuries he suffered in an accident about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday about three miles south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59. Because of incorrect information given to a reporter by a Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher, Duver's name was misspelled in Thursday's Journal-World.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

During an arraignment and trial-setting hearing this morning, trial was scheduled for March 29 for a 23-year-old rural Milford man charged Aug. 31 with felony counts of aggravated burglary and aggravated criminal sodomy after he allegedly entered a Kansas University fraternity and sexually assaulted a fraternity member. Trial was scheduled after a judge entered a not guilty plea for the man, who was a soldier stationed at Fort Riley at the time of the alleged incident. Authorities said the man entered the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, 1911 Stewart, on Aug. 30 and attacked an 18-year-old fraternity member who was sleeping.

Kenneth Worrell, 18, Eudora, on Thursday was sentenced to three to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of aggravated battery. Worrell was convicted Jan. 21 of the charge, which was filed after he reportedly beat and kicked a 21-year-old Lawrence man outside the Coastal Mart, 2330 Iowa, on Oct. 18. Also Thursday, District Judge Mike Malone took under advisement a co-defendant's motion for a new trial. The co-defendant, Paul Sollars Jr., 18, Eudora, also was convicted Jan. 21 of aggravated battery in the case.

James J. Barbee, 30, no address listed, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a felony count of attempted robbery. Barbee originally was charged with two counts of attempted robbery after he allegedly tried to hold up employees of Shoney's Restaurant, 2412 Iowa, and E-Z Shop, 1414 W. Sixth, during two separate incidents on Dec. 27. Sentencing is scheduled for April 7.

William N. Stierwalt, 29, Iola, recently was sentenced to one year in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property. Stierwalt originally was charged July 20 with a felony count of criminal damage to property after he damaged a Lawrence woman's 1992 Saturn automobile on June 20. He pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the amended charge on Feb. 12.

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