Archive for Saturday, February 7, 1998


February 7, 1998


Two Lawrence men have been linked to an Aug. 28 robbery at Wood Oil Co. in North Lawrence, in which a clerk was threatened with a knife.

Two men arrested for an armed robbery in August at a North Lawrence convenience store were ordered held on $35,000 bond each, and they will appear again in court on Monday.

Tyrone Leroy Alexander, 24, 704 Locust, and Joshua Richard Lange, 19, 2504 Century Dr., remained Friday night in the Douglas County Jail, after District Judge Robert Fairchild determined a probable cause affidavit warranted the bonds.

Alexander and Lange officially have not been charged in the Aug. 28 robbery at Wood Oil Co., 920 N. Second, but they will face the charges on Monday, when a judge will determine if they're eligible for a court-appointed attorney.

The men were arrested Thursday afternoon after they led police on a chase through town. The chase ended when they ditched their car in an alley; they were later found hiding under a porch at 1322 Tenn.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said their connection to last year's robbery came during questioning after their arrest, but she didn't elaborate.

"They have been linked (to the robbery), and that link came forward during the interview process," Hadl said.

Alexander was arrested for aggravated robbery, obstruction of the legal process, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and criminal use of a financial card. Lange was arrested on a Florida state warrant for burglary, obstruction of the legal process, fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officers, reckless driving and criminal use of a financial card.

A Douglas County Sheriff's deputy who knew about the financial card case first saw the men near 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. They fled, starting the chase. The details of the criminal use of a financial card case were not available Friday.

While in court Friday afternoon, Lange was charged with criminal deprivation of property, for allegedly taking a 1989 Dodge Dynasty from Midwest Motors without consent. The deprivation charge specifies that Lange wasn't intending to keep the car. He was held on $1,500 bond for that charge, for which he will face a preliminary hearing on Feb. 16.

-- Chris Koger's phone message number is 832-7126. His e-mail address is

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