Archive for Wednesday, June 16, 1993


June 16, 1993


A 19-year-old man accused of impersonating law enforcement officials to stalk young women has pleaded guilty to nine criminal charges.

Lawrence D. Liggett originally was charged with 11 felonies and 10 misdemeanors stemming from the stalkings and several burglaries and thefts that occurred between October 1992 and January 1993.

During a hearing last week, Liggett pleaded guilty to two felony counts of burglary, a felony count of attempted aggravated burglary, three misdemeanor counts of theft, two felony counts of theft and a misdemeanor count of impersonating a police officer.

Sentencing was scheduled for July 15.

Liggett was arrested in late January after a woman reported to police that he was watching her from a parked car at her apartment complex near Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive.

Authorities allege that Liggett posed as an Alcoholic Beverage Control agent on Dec. 2 to follow a 20-year-old Lawrence woman to her apartment in the 1300 block of Kentucky.

The same woman reported that the man returned to her apartment Dec. 12 and told her he was a Lawrence police officer. Lawrence police reported that the man got into the victim's apartment and tried to grab her. The woman ran away and called police.

Two other women who lived in the apartment reported that the man had come to the building on Dec. 11 and identified himself as an undercover Lawrence police officer.

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