Criminal charges filed
- Jaminashon O. Alexander, 21, Topeka, was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with possession of cocaine with intent to sell and violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. Alexander was arrested early Friday after officers with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2200 block of Harper. The warrant was issued after a month-long investigation into complaints about possible drug sales being made from the residence. At the time Alexander was arrested, officers seized what they described as a "moderate amount" of crack cocaine. Alexander is to appear back in court June 27 for a preliminary hearing.
Criminal case proceedings
- Sentencing has been scheduled for June 30 for a Lawrence man who recently pleaded guilty to a burglary charge stemming from a January 1994 break-in at an unoccupied home in the 1500 block of Powers. Joseph L. Bolton, 19, 1508 Oakhill Ave., originally had been charged with residential burglary and felony theft. According to a police report, firearms and a gun safe, valued at $25,470, were taken during the burglary. The amended complaint charged Bolton with burglary of a nonresidential structure.
- Wilbert L. Osler, 25, 702 W. 25th, pleaded guilty this week to a misdemeanor theft charge stemming from the burglary last May of a residence in the 100 block of North Michigan. Court records indicate he was sentenced to one year in the county jail, given credit for time already served in custody and placed on 12 months of supervised probation. He also was ordered to pay a $200 fine and court costs. One count of burglary and a second count of misdemeanor theft that had been filed against Osler were dismissed by the state.
- Brian O'Konski, 17, 313 Arrowhead Dr., was sentenced this week to 40 months in the custody of the Kansas Secretary of Corrections and then granted probation for a conviction on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Court records indicate that the judge departed from the sentencing guidelines and reduced O'Konski's sentence to 20 months. During his probation O'Konski is to complete a 24-month assignment with Douglas County Community Corrections, pay court costs and restitution ordered in unrelated cases filed in the juvenile division of Douglas County District Court.
- Barry C. Sprow, 29, 2522 Redbud Ln., recently waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to eight felony and three misdemeanor offenses. Sprow was charged in early April with two counts of sale of cocaine, two counts of violating the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act, two counts of using a telephone to facilitate the sale of cocaine, and single counts of attempted sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended driver's license. Sprow's jury trial is scheduled for Aug. 23.
- Vicki L. Anspach, 32, 1908 Golden Rain Dr., was sentenced to prison and then granted probation for convictions on four drug-related charges. Court records indicate Anspach was sentenced to 11 months for possession of cocaine, 11 months for possession of methamphetamine, four months in the Douglas County Jail for possession of marijuana and six months for violating the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. Anspach also was assigned to the Douglas County Community Corrections Program and ordered to pay court costs and fees. She was charged in mid-December after a 90-day investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit.
- Russell D. Baston, 27, 1600 Haskell, has been bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing on charges stemming from an April 21 incident in which a Douglas County man was beaten, tied up and robbed at his home northwest of Lawrence. The criminal complaint indicates marijuana and cash were taken in the robbery. During his arraignment, Baston pleaded innocent to charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated battery. His jury trial is scheduled for Aug. 30.
- Bernard D. Heeney, 36, 1107 N. 1200 Rd., pleaded no contest this week to a felony charge of cultivation of marijuana. The charge was filed after investigators from the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit found nine marijuana plants growing at his residence. He is to be sentenced July 20.
- Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 28 for a Kansas City, Kan., man who pleaded guilty this week to charges of sale of cocaine and violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. Nathaniel M. Woods, 21, was arrested in mid-April after an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit into reports that he was attempting to establish a crack cocaine selling operation in a residence in the 1200 block of Rhode Island. In return for the plea prosecutors dismissed charges of possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of marijuana that also had been filed against Woods.
- Criminal charges that were filed in March against Jason L. Klindt, 19, 3215 W. Ninth, were dismissed this week because the alleged victim of the crimes was unable to be served with a subpoena ordering her to appear in court. Klindt was charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property after he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend's car with a vehicle he was driving near 19th and Vermont. The woman was not seriously injured in the accident, but about $600 in damage was done to the vehicle, according to the incident report. The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning they can be refiled if the alleged victim is located.
- A 49-year-old graduate student will stand trial Aug. 28 on charges alleging that he took indecent liberties with a 15-year-old Lawrence girl in May and sexually battered a Lawrence woman last October. The man's trial date was sent Thursday after his preliminary hearing in Douglas County District Court. The incidents are alleged to have occurred while the man was tutoring the victims.
- Redicia A. Price, 38, 1506 W. 25th, this week waived her preliminary hearing and requested a jury trial on a charge alleging that in September 1994 she stole a computer and printer from Rent-A-Center, 711 W. 23rd. Her jury trial is set for Aug. 28.
Marriage licenses issued
- Bradley M. Jungles, 23, Lawrence, and Marcia K. Strege, 21, Lawrence.
- Thomas G. Jennings, 42, Lawrence, and Michelle A. Hinshaw, 36, Lawrence.
- Brian T. Carney, 28, Lawrence, and Terri M. Heusinger, 29, Lawrence.
- Gerald L. Reimer, 24, Topeka, and Julie R. Friesen, 23, Lawrence.
- Kevin L. Williams, 27, Lecompton, and Keri L. Gibson, 21, Emporia.