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Archive for Friday, February 4, 1994

DISTRICT COURT

February 4, 1994

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Criminal case proceedings

  • Sentencing has been scheduled Feb. 15 for a 30-year-old man who recently pleaded guilty to three counts of residential burglary. In return for the plea, prosecutors dismissed three other residential burglary charges they had filed against Daniel A. Young, no address listed. The burglaries are alleged to have occurred in November and December 1993.
  • Ahasuerus A. Bildad, 44, Kansas City, Kan., has been bound over for trial on a charge alleging he illegally possessed a handgun within five years of being released from prison on a felony conviction. Bildad was arrested by police Jan. 17 after he allegedly tried to sell an off-duty police officer a gold chain in the parking lot of a local restaurant. Officers found a handgun in his car after he was arrested. According to court documents, Bildad was on federal parole after serving time for a 1973 homicide in Washington, D.C. His jury trial is scheduled for March 13.
  • Jeffrey A. Edwards, 23, 2822 University Dr., has pleaded guilty to charges he forged three checks from his roommate's account. In return for the plea, prosecutors dismissed four other forgery charges. Edwards is to be sentenced Feb. 9. A police report indicates that the checks were forged between Dec. 6 and 17 and the total value of the checks was $363.18.
  • James A. Roberts, 18, 951 Ark., has entered into a diversion agreement with the state to avoid prosecution on two charges of auto burglary and two counts of criminal damage to property. Under terms of the agreement, Roberts is to pay restitution, court costs and fees totaling $4,135.03 and complete 80 hours of community service work. If he completes all terms of the agreement, prosecutors will dismiss the charges after 24 months. The charges stemmed from separate auto burglaries reported in mid-September.
  • Mark A. Purcell, 18, 2708 Ponderosa, has entered into a diversion agreement to avoid prosecution on charges of auto burglary and criminal damage to property. The charges stem from the mid-September burglary of a Volkswagen Golf. According to the agreement, Purcell is to pay restitution, court costs and fees totaling $4,135.03 and complete 80 hours of community service work. Prosecutors will dismiss the charges after 24 months if he complies with all terms of the agreement.
  • A Lawrence woman, Tammy L. Longfellow, has entered into a 12-month diversion agreement to avoid prosecution on a charge of criminal damage to property. Longfellow, 18, 110 Mich., was charged originally with felony criminal damage to property in connection with a Oct. 9 incident in which a 1991 Pontiac was damaged. That charge was later amended to a misdemeanor. Under terms of the agreement, Longfellow is to pay restitution, court costs and fees totaling $636.50 and complete 20 hours of community service work.
  • Prosecutors recently dismissed a sodomy charge that was filed last June against a 19-year-old Lawrence man. Court records indicate the charge was dismissed because the victim, a 15-year-old girl, could not be found. The incident allegedly took place May 31.
  • Branda J. Crockett, 18, 941 Ind., has entered into a 12-month diversion agreement to avoid prosecution on a charge alleging felony theft of money from the Heetco Propane Co. The money allegedly was taken between June 30 and July 12, 1994. According to the agreement, Crockett is to pay restitution, court costs and fees totaling $1,466.58, complete 20 hours of community service work and write a letter of apology to the alleged victim. If she complies with all terms of the agreement, the charge will be dismissed.
  • A Winchester man who was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and felony criminal damage to property after a Dec. 11 incident in the 1300 block of Prairie has entered into a diversion agreement to avoid prosecution on the charges. Gary L. Miller, 34, is to pay restitution, court costs and fees totaling $2,829.50 and complete 20 hours of community service work. If he completes all terms of the agreement, prosecutors will dismiss the charges in 18 months. During the incident, Miller's former girlfriend was battered and about $1,500 damage was done to a Lawrence man's car.
  • Scotty Edwards, 27, 1908 E. 19th, has pleaded no contest to an amended charge of felony theft filed in connection with a late December residential burglary in the 1300 block of New Jersey. He originally was charged with burglary and felony theft in connection with the incident. Edwards is to be sentenced March 8.
  • A 28-year-old Lawrence woman, Victoria L. Hays, has entered into an 18-month diversion agreement to avoid prosecution on a charge alleging she stole money from the Kansas University Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Under terms of the agreement, Hays, 2003 Emerald Dr., is to pay restitution, court costs and fees totaling $1,299.50 and complete 20 hours of community service work.
  • Charges of felony driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance, a misdemeanor, have been dismissed against Wesley E. Trautloff, 27, Baldwin. Court records indicate the charges were dismissed after District Judge Jack Murphy granted a defense motion and ruled that prosecutors had violated Trautloff's right to a speedy trial. Trautloff was arrested on the charges Feb. 5, 1994.
  • Everett R. Cailteux, 20, 705 W. Sixth, recently was sentenced to prison and then assigned to Douglas County Community Corrections for convictions on charges of misdemeanor theft and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Court records indicate he was sentenced to 10 months on the theft charge and six months on the weapons the violation. The sentences are to run consecutively with each other and with the sentence imposed on an unrelated case for which he is on parole. After serving 30 days in the Douglas County Jail, Cailteux is to spend 24 months in the community corrections program. He also is to pay court costs and fees. Cailteux was arrested in early December in connection with the theft of a 1987 Camaro and a residential burglary in the 1900 block of East 19th. He was charged initially with felony theft, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, burglary, misdemeanor theft and attempting to elude. He pleaded guilty to felony theft and the weapons charge in late December.
  • Prosecutors have dismissed a forgery charge that was filed last July against Carolyn J. Suber, 40, no address listed. Court records indicate the charge was dismissed after Suber entered a no contest plea to a charge of possession of cocaine that was filed against her after an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit.
  • Prosecutors have dismissed a charge of aggravated battery that was filed in November against Jason E. Wilburn, 34, 1900 W. 31st. Court records indicate that the charge was dismissed because the woman Wilburn was accused of striking refused to cooperate with the state and was unwilling to testify.
  • Rebecca S. Jones, 30, 110 Mich., has pleaded no contest to an amended complaint charging her with battery and criminal damage to property, both misdemeanors. Jones originally was charged in October with aggravated battery and felony criminal damage to property. The charges stemmed from an Oct. 9 incident in which she allegedly stabbed a Lawrence man and damaged his car. Jones is to be sentenced Feb. 23.

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