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Archive for Saturday, February 25, 1995

DISTRICT COURT

February 25, 1995

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Criminal case proceedings

  • A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to three concurrent prison terms after pleading guilty to three counts of residential burglary. Daniel A. Young, no address listed, was sentenced to 30 months in the custody of the secretary of corrections on each of the burglary counts. He also is to pay an unspecified amount of restitution. Young was charged in February 1994 with six counts of residential burglary in connection with break-ins reported between Nov. 22 and Dec. 7, 1993. He pleaded guilty to three of the charges in January, and prosecutors dismissed the remaining counts.
  • Sentencing is scheduled March 23 for a 17-year-old Lawrence youth who recently pleaded guilty to a charge of auto burglary. The boy pleaded guilty to burglarizing a 1986 Honda on Dec. 10. In return for the plea, prosecutors dismissed a charge of misdemeanor theft.
  • A 31-year-old Eudora man pleaded guilty this week to charges of possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and possession of methamphetamine, a felony. Bradley E. Goff is to be sentenced March 28. Goff was arrested Dec. 1 after members of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a search of his residence and found a half-pound of marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine. In return for the pleas, prosecutors dismissed a charge of violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act.
  • A Kansas City, Kan., man has waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded no contest to charges of sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. In return for the pleas, prosecutors dismissed two other charges of sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell that had been pending against John R. Honeycutt, 24. Honeycutt entered his pleas during a court hearing earlier this week. He is to be sentenced March 21. The charges stemmed from investigations in October and December by members of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit.
  • Douglas A. Gish, 33, 203 Ark., has been bound over to stand trial on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. Gish, who was arrested in November after a two-month investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit, is to appear back in court for arraignment March 16.
  • A Douglas County man has been sentenced to two concurrent terms in the Douglas County Jail after pleading guilty to driving on a suspended driver's license and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, both misdemeanors. During a sentencing hearing this week, a Douglas County judge ordered Roy D. Barnes, 24, Route 5, to serve six months in jail on each of the charges. The charges stemmed from his arrest Nov. 27. Barnes originally was charged with felony driving while suspended, DUI and speeding.
  • Rebecca S. Jones, 30, 110 Mich., was sentenced recently to two six-month terms in the Douglas County Jail on charges of battery and criminal damage to property. The jail terms are to run concurrently. Jones was then placed on two years' supervised probation, ordered to complete 40 hours of community service work and ordered to pay an unspecified amount of restitution. Jones was arrested in early October after an incident in which a Lawrence man was stabbed and his car was damaged.
  • A 28-year-old Lawrence man has pleaded guilty to one count of sale of marijuana. Gregory L. Bower, 622 Locust, entered the plea during a court appearance earlier this week. In return for the plea, prosecutors dismissed a second count of sale of marijuana and charges of using a telephone to facilitate the sale of marijuana and aggravated intimidation of a witness. Bower is to be sentenced March 27.
  • Diallo G. Madison, 45, 3314 W. Eighth, has been bound over for trial on charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is to appear back in court March 20 for a jury trial. The charges stem from a police investigation last April.
  • A Lawrence man pleaded no contest earlier this week and was convicted of a charge of attempting to take aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Gregg A. Hanna, 45, 1701 W. Fourth, originally had been charged with three counts of taking aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The charges stemmed from incidents that occurred between August 1993 and February 1994 and involved a girl who was younger than 14. Hanna is to be sentenced March 30.
  • Kenneth E. Worrell, 20, Eudora, has pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of forgery and one count of endangering a child, a misdemeanor, and requested a jury trial. Worrell's trial is scheduled April 3. The charges allege Worrell forged checks totaling $68.55 and endangered a child on Dec. 23.
  • A Douglas County judge has dismissed a felony forgery charge that was pending against Kenneth Worrell, 20, Eudora, after attorneys for both the state and the defense failed to appear at a court hearing. The charge alleged that on Aug. 26 Worrell forged a $26.90 check. Court documents indicate the charge was dismissed with prejudice, meaning that it cannot be refiled.
  • A 39-year-old Topeka man, Robert M. Austin Jr., has been sentenced to six months in the Douglas County Jail after pleading no contest to a felony charge of driving on a suspended driver's license. Austin was then placed on two years' probation and ordered to complete 20 hours of community service work.

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