Archive for Saturday, May 20, 1995

DISTRICT COURT

May 20, 1995

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Criminal case proceedings

  • Five Lawrence men waived their preliminary hearings earlier this week on charges alleging they burglarized an East Lawrence residence in January and stole firearms and a gun safe valued at more than $25,000. Dale E. Sleeper, 19, Larry D. Housworth Jr., 24, and Charles N. Mooney Jr., 24, all of 1523 Lindenwood; James L. Simpson, 29, 1512 E. 15th, and David J. Mooney, 38, address not listed, each are charged with single counts of burglary and felony theft. All except David Mooney are to appear back in court June 1 for arraignment and trial setting. David Mooney's arraignment and trial setting is scheduled May 30.
  • Jonathan C. Lock, 16, 101 Mich., was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing earlier this week on a charge of aggravated assault. The charge alleges that on April 12 Lock threatened a Lawrence teen-ager with a toy gun. Lock's jury trial is scheduled June 28.
  • Sentencing is scheduled June 30 for Peter J. Signor, 25, 1101 Pa., who pleaded guilty earlier this week to a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. In return for the plea, prosecutors dismissed a charge of criminal damage to property that also was filed against Signor after he was arrested in mid-December 1994.
  • Sentencing is scheduled June 19 for a 33-year-old Lawrence man who pleaded no contest earlier this week to a charge of telephone harassment. Nathan B. Hollingshead, 520 1/2 Ohio, was charged in early January with making harassing telephone calls to a Eudora number.
  • Two Topeka residents have been bound over for trial on charges stemming from the aggravated robbery April 28 of a 74-year-old Lawrence woman. Frank O. Bolin, 43, is to stand trial June 21 on a charge of aggravated robbery. A trial date has not yet been set for Ina R. Cooper, 31, who is charged with aggravated robbery, fleeing or attempting to elude police and reckless driving. According to police, the victim's purse was stolen while she was in a parking lot in the 1700 block of Massachusetts. The suspects were later arrested after their car crashed west of the Lecompton turnoff on U.S. Highway 40.
  • Jason L. Klindt, 19, 3215 W. Ninth, has pleaded innocent and requested a jury trial on charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage to property. He is to appear back in court June 12 for trial. The charges allege that on March 7 he ran his vehicle into the car his former girlfriend was driving near 19th and Vermont.
  • A Lawrence man, Jackie L. Tresvant, 35, 1701 Vt., has pleaded innocent to a charge of aggravated burglary. The charge alleges that in late April he burglarized an occupied residence in the 1600 block of Haskell. His jury trial is scheduled June 21.
  • A June 28 trial date is scheduled for Michael A. Hodges, 24, 2577 Cedarwood, who is charged in connection with a pair of automobile and residential burglaries earlier this month. Hodges was bound over for trial earlier this week after a preliminary hearing on charges of auto burglary, felony theft, residential burglary and misdemeanor theft.
  • A July 12 trial date is scheduled for Michael A. Hodges, 24, 2577 Cedarwood, who is charged with the May 5 aggravated burglary of an occupied apartment in the 2400 block of West 25th. Hodges also is charged with the misdemeanor theft of property from the apartment.
  • Andrea C. Williams, 27, 549 Ala., has waived her preliminary hearing on a variety of charges stemming from a March investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit. Williams is charged with two counts each of sale of cocaine and violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act, and single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 9.
  • Nathaniel M. Woods, 21, Kansas City, Kan., recently waived his preliminary hearing on charges of sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act and possession of marijuana. The charges were filed last month after an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit. Woods is to appear back in court for a jury trial on June 14.
  • A jury trial is set May 31 for a Lawrence man who is charged in connection with a residential and motor vehicle burglary that occurred last October in rural Douglas County. Nathan M. Robinson, 21, 1040 N.H., is charged with residential burglary, motor vehicle burglary and three counts of theft.
  • A Perry man, Robert V. Cumpton, 31, has waived his preliminary hearing on charges stemming from the alleged aggravated assault of a Lawrence woman in late February. Cumpton is charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal damage to property. Cumpton's next court appearance is scheduled for May 25.
  • Brian O'Konski, 17, 313 Arrowhead Dr., recently pleaded no contest to a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. The charge stemmed from a police investigation in mid-January into drug sales in Veterans Park. O'Konski is to be sentenced June 12.
  • Richard F. Small, 43, 1333 E. 19th, was sentenced Friday to a pair of concurrent prison terms for his conviction on drug-related charges. Small was sentenced to 32 months incarceration for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and eight months incarceration for violating the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. He also was fined $700 and ordered to pay $150 in laboratory fees. The charges stemmed from Small's arrest on Jan. 27 after a sheriff's deputy glanced through a window at Small's residence and noticed that what appeared to be marijuana was being put into small packages. The deputy was at the residence attempting to serve court papers on another person in the residence. Small is to begin serving his prison term on May 31.

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