Criminal case proceedings
- 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.