Criminal case proceedings
- Nathaniel M. Woods, 22, Kansas City, Kan., recently was sentenced to prison and then placed in the Douglas County Community Corrections program for convictions on two drug-related charges. Court records indicate Woods was sentenced to 22 months in prison for sale of cocaine and six months for violating the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. He was then assigned to the community corrections program, through which he is to complete a 180-day assignment at the Labette County Conservation Camp and pay court costs. Woods was arrested in April after an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit into information that he was attempting to establish a crack-selling operation in a residence in the 1200 block of Rhode Island.
- A Lawrence woman, Laurie A. Fitzgerald, 29, 1416 Pa., was assigned this week to the Douglas County Community Corrections program in lieu of going to prison after pleading guilty to three counts of sale of cocaine. Court records indicate Fitzgerald was sentenced to 15 months in prison on each of the charges and that the sentences were ordered to be served concurrently. She was then assigned to community corrections and ordered to complete an assignment to the Labette County Conservation Camp. She is to complete 180 days of supervised probation through community corrections once she is discharged from the camp. Fitzgerald was charged in June after an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit.
- Two men who were charged in connection with the robbery of a Linwood man in early July were placed on probation at a hearing earlier this week in district court. Tyrone N. Smith, 24, 1900 W. 31st, and Julius K. Smith, 19, Carlsbad, N.M., were originally charged with robbery. In early August, each pleaded no contest to an amended charge of attempted robbery. Court records indicate that Tyrone Smith was sentenced to 16 months in the custody of the secretary of corrections and then granted two years of supervised probation through community corrections. Julius Smith was sentenced to a year in prison and placed on two years of supervised probation.