Criminal case proceedings
- Prosecutors have dismissed a charge of aggravated assault that was filed last month against Eloy L. Hart, 37, 1539 Lindenwood. The charge was dismissed because the victim, a 33-year-old Lawrence woman, changed her story about the incident, according to court records.
- Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 14 for a Lawrence man and his wife who pleaded guilty to drug-related charges. During court hearings this week, Clayton D. Warner, 27, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to sell marijuana, sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act, all felonies; and possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. His wife, Tina A. Warner, 22, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The couple, who live at 101 Mich., were arrested April 28 after a one-month investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit.
- A Eudora man recently was sentenced to the Douglas County Jail and then granted two years of supervised probation on charges stemming from four motor vehicle burglaries in late November 1994. Jayson M. Sanders, 20, was sentenced to one year in jail on each of two convictions for misdemeanor theft and six months in jail for criminal damage to property. Court records indicate he was given credit for 11 days already served in custody and ordered to pay court costs and restitution.
- Jackie L. Tresvant, 35, 1701 Vt., pleaded guilty earlier this week to an amended complaint charging him with criminal trespass and theft, both misdemeanors. The charges stem from an incident in late April in which he entered a home in the 1600 block of Haskell and took some hamburger. He is to be sentenced July 25.
- A jury trial for a 21-year-old Lawrence man charged with aggravated indecent liberties ended in a mistrial earlier this week. The jury deliberated about six hours over two days before announcing they were unable to reach a verdict on the felony charge. A second trial has been scheduled for Sept. 11. The charge alleges that in June 1994, the man fondled a Lawrence girl who was then 2 1/2 years old.
- Robert V. Cumpton, 31, Perry, has been placed on two years of supervised probation on charges stemming from a domestic disturbance in late February in the 2200 block of Harper. Before being granted probation, Cumpton was ordered to serve six months in the county jail for his conviction on a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property and one year in jail on an unrelated misdemeanor charge of escape from custody. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively. Cumpton was given credit for 30 days he has already spent in custody on each count and ordered to pay court costs.
- A Lawrence man, Nathan B. Hollingshead, 33, 520 1/2 Ohio, was sentenced to one year in the Douglas County Jail and then granted probation for his conviction on a charge of telephone harassment. Court records indicate Hollingshead was ordered to serve three weekends in jail. He was originally charged in January with telephone harassment and stalking, a felony. The stalking charge was dismissed in April, according to court records. The harassment charge stemmed from calls that were made last October to a phone number in Eudora.
- Terry G. Snell Jr., 19, 2434 Cedarwood, pleaded guilty this week to a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from an altercation in early April in the 800 block of Massachusetts. Court records indicate he was sentenced to 30 days in the Douglas County Jail and then granted 12 months of unsupervised probation. He also was ordered to pay court costs. In return for the plea, prosecutors dismissed a charge of aggravated battery.