Archive for Wednesday, September 10, 1997

FURTHER CHARGES MAY BE FORTHCOMING

September 10, 1997

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Police continue to investigate incidents surrounding a Sunday fight in northeast Lawrence that landed three teens in the hospital.

Hearings were held Tuesday for four Lawrence juveniles and a 19-year-old man, bringing to eight the number of people to appear in court in connection with a violent altercation last weekend.

Michael Scott Blanck, 18, 1311 Monterey, was also arrested Tuesday along with a 17-year-old whose name was not available. Blanck was arrested for aggravated battery and aiding and abetting aggravated battery; his first appearance will be in Douglas County District Court at 3 p.m. today. Information on what charges may be brought against the juvenile were not available Tuesday night.

Police continue to investigate the fight early Sunday in the 200 block of Glenview Drive that resulted in three people being stabbed multiple times, and they aren't discounting charges against other people.

Four juveniles appeared in detention hearings Tuesday:

  • William Alan Rector, 17, 2111 Maple Ln., was detained at the Northeast Kansas Juvenile Detention Center. Rector, who allegedly stabbed people at the house in the 200 block of Glenview Drive, has been charged in a juvenile complaint of three counts of attempted second-degree murder. He waived his right to the detention hearing and was ordered detained, according to court records. Rector's preliminary hearing will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 25.
  • Sarah Helen Gottlieb, 16, 1648 Stratford, was released to the custody of her parents. She is charged in juvenile court with aiding and abetting aggravated battery, and will next appear in court at 9 a.m. Nov. 13. While awaiting her court date, Gottlieb must follow unspecified conditions set by the court.
  • Anna Rachel Kimbrell, 16, 920 Sunset, was released to the custody of her parents. She is charged in juvenile court with aiding and abetting aggravated battery, and will have a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Nov. 20. She also must follow unspecified conditions set by the court.
  • Zach Warren Turner, 17, 1402 N.Y., was released to the custody of his parents. He was charged in juvenile court with aiding and abetting aggravated battery, and will appear in court at 9 a.m. Nov. 30. He, too, must follow unspecified conditions set by the court.

The juvenile court proceedings were closed Tuesday afternoon. District Court Judge Jean Shepherd later said the decision to bar the media was a mistake.

Under a new state law that went into effect July 1, crime records and court proceedings for juveniles age 14 and over are open to the public. For those under 14, records and court proceedings are presumed open, unless a judge decides to close them.

James Donald Vick, 18, 1908 E. 19th, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to be charged with aggravated battery charges. Bond for Vick was set at $50,000; he remained in Douglas County Jail Tuesday night.

Tonkovich said measures are being taken to move Vick's case to the same court as three other adult males who have been charged. Those men, who were charged Monday and remained in Douglas County Jail, will have preliminary hearings at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Jason Robert Freeman, 18, 1717 Vt., and Skyland John Love, 18, 1632 E. 18th St. were charged Monday with three counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Richard Francis Jarrett Jr., 1402 N.Y., was charged on Monday with aggravated battery and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery.

Asked Tuesday about possible charges against the three stabbing victims, Douglas County District Atty. Christine Tonkovich declined comment. Two of the victims had been released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Tuesday night; another remained in unknown condition at a Kansas City area hospital.

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