Archive for Monday, May 15, 1995


May 15, 1995


A detention hearing was scheduled this afternoon for a Lawrence youth being held in connection with the attempted second-degree murder of a Lawrence motorist.

Stephen J. Hurst, 16, 1908 E. 19th, was named in a five-count juvenile offender complaint filed late Friday. The juvenile charges listed in the complaint are second-degree murder, attempted arson, criminal discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle, conspiracy to commit arson and felony criminal damage to property.

The attempted murder, firearms and criminal damage counts stem from an incident about 2 a.m. Friday when a 25-year-old Lawrence man reported that several shots were fired into his car as he was driving near 25th and Louisiana. Police believe Hurst fired the shots.

The driver was not struck by any of the bullets, although he suffered a scratch on his cheek from flying glass or debris. According to the police report, the bullets caused about $2,500 damage to the 1989 Chrysler.

The attempted arson and conspiracy charges stem from an incident about 1 a.m. Friday when a molotov cocktail allegedly was thrown at an unoccupied vehicle in the 3300 block of Iowa.

Hurst is being held in the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center pending the hearing.

A second person, Michael E. Vick, 20, 1908 E. 19th, was charged Friday in connection with the same incidents. Vick faces a May 22 preliminary on several charges including attempted second-degree murder, attempted arson and conspiracy to commit arson.

Vick remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning in lieu of $35,000 bond.

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