Criminal case proceedings
- A Douglas County jury this week acquitted Richard E. Snell, 30, Tonganoxie, of a felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. The charge alleged that on Aug. 26 Snell was in possession of a firearm with a barrel of less than 18 inches within five years of being convicted of a felony.
- Daniel A. Young, 30, address unavailable, has waived his preliminary hearing on six charges of burglary. The charges stemmed from burglaries last November and December at residences in Lawrence and Douglas County. Young is to return to court Nov. 30 for arraignment and trial setting.
- Charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery and aggravated assault that had been filed against Brian J. Tolefree, 32, 1136 East 1284 Road, were dismissed after the alleged victims failed to appear to testify at Tolefree's trial, according to court documents. The charges alleged that Tolefree on July 6 entered an apartment in the 200 block of North Michigan, struck a woman with a wooden rod and later pointed a pistol at another person.
- A charge of taking aggravated indecent liberties with a child that had been filed against a 24-year-old Lawrence man was dismissed this week in Douglas County District Court. Court documents indicate the charge was dismissed because of testimony presented at his preliminary hearing. The charge alleged that the man had molested a 15-year-old girl between June 1 and Aug. 9.