Archive for Saturday, October 1, 1994

CRIMINAL CASE PROCEEDINGS

October 1, 1994

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* A Lawrence man has been sentenced to one year in the county jail and then granted probation after he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of unlawful use of a credit card. David J. Kessler, 19, 317 Arrowhead Dr., originally had been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a credit cards -- one felony and one misdemeanor -- and two counts of forgery, both felonies. The charges alleged he wrongly used two credit cards belonging to another person and forged two checks totaling $1,224. The incidents are alleged to have occurred last November. Kessler also was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service work and pay court costs and fees.

  • A man who pleaded guilty to attempting to rob a pizza delivery driver in May faces sentencing Oct. 28 in Douglas County District Court. Calvin Barber, 18, 2527 Morningside Dr., originally had been charged with robbery in connection with the May 30 incident and with aiding and abetting the robbery of a different pizza delivery driver June 8. The aiding and abetting charge was dismissed after his preliminary hearing.
  • Sentencing is scheduled Oct. 27 for two Lawrence men who have been convicted of criminal damage to property and two counts of theft stemming from incidents reported in May. Ryan B. Wurtz, 19, 834 Avalon Rd., and Donald R. Burns, 20, 1908 E. 19th, both were originally charged with attempted burglary and the theft of property from Rinner Construction and Bailly Farm Supplies, 1541 E. 23rd. Burns pleaded no contest to the amended charges and Wurtz pleaded guilty, according to court records.

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