Archive for Sunday, April 26, 1998

92 BURGLARY CASE

April 26, 1998

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According to court records, Keith Hilliard was arrested for breaking into a rural Lawrence residence and stealing guns.

A rural Lawrence man who was sentenced to one to 10 years in prison for a felony burglary is eligible for parole next month.

Parole board members are asking for public comment on the possible release of Keith Hilliard and other Kansas prison inmates who are eligible for parole.

Hilliard was originally charged with burglary, theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the June 1992 burglary case. According to court records, Hilliard was arrested for breaking into a rural Lawrence residence and stealing guns.

He was also convicted of forgery and aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer in October 1990.

Following is a list of other inmates who are up for parole. The list includes the county or counties in which they were convicted, the crimes for which they were convicted and the facility where they are being held.

  • David Jude Leaverton, Shawnee, kidnapping; Franklin, aggravated escape from custody; and Leavenworth, second-degree murder, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and aggravated battery, El Dorado Correctional Facility.
  • Robert W. Owens, Leavenworth, enticement of a child and attempted indecent liberties with a child, El Dorado.
  • Curtis Lee Bentley, Douglas, aggravated battery; Reno, aggravated sodomy; Leavenworth, aggravated battery against a law enforcement officer; and Ellsworth, aggravated battery, Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
  • Marcus W. Byers, Leavenworth, indecent liberties with a child, Hutchinson.
  • Raymond O. Emery, Jefferson, aggravated incest, Hutchinson.
  • Troy Swearingen, Franklin, kidnapping; Leavenworth, trafficking in contraband in a penal institution; and Franklin, driving with a suspended license, Hutchinson.
  • Ronald Guiden, Sedgwick, aggravated robbery; and Leavenworth, attempted trafficking in contraband in a penal institution, Lansing Correctional Facility.
  • Richard E. Mitchell, Leavenworth, burglary; Wyandotte, aggravated assault; and Sedgwick, forgery, Lansing.
  • Charles E. Byford, Johnson, aggravated sodomy; and Douglas, indecent liberties with a child, Lansing.
  • Virgil T. Foster, Sedgwick, aggravated robbery; and Leavenworth, trafficking in contraband in a penal institution, Lansing.
  • Arthur Wright, Wyandotte, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and theft; Shawnee, burglary, obstruction of the legal process and two counts of theft; and Jefferson, theft and burglary, Lansing.
  • Mary Brown, Wyandotte, second-degree murder; and Leavenworth, aggravated escape from custody, Topeka Correctional Facility.

Public comment sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Kansas City, Kan., City Hall, One McDowell Plaza; and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Topeka at the Landon State Office Building, Room 106A, 900 SW Jackson St.

Anyone wishing to comment about any prisoner can attend the hearings. People who cannot attend the hearings are asked to contact the board at: Kansas Parole Board, Landon State Office Building, 900 Jackson St., Room 452-South, Topeka 66612-1220.

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