A Lawrence resident who was assaulted with a shotgun over the weekend was arrested Wednesday after a brief chase.
Police tried to stop Henry Phillip Carter, 22, for erratic driving at 3:17 a.m. Wednesday in East Lawrence. However, Carter fled, then bailed from his car near Crest Court and Crestline Drive north of the Lawrence Country Club. Carter ran on foot, but police caught him.
Officers found a handgun in the car. They found money, crack cocaine and marijuana on Carter. Carter was held without bond Wednesday in the Douglas County Jail, and is scheduled to make a first appearance in court today.
He was arrested on charges of felony possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, attempting to elude and driving with a suspended license.
Carter has nine stitches on his head after someone broke into his home in the 700 block of Connecticut and hit him with a shotgun Sunday morning. No one has been arrested for the assault.
Perry city considers
abatement for saw mill
Perry city council members on Wednesday night said they would consider tax abatements for a potential new sawmill business that could bring several jobs to town.
Joey Crenshaw, owner of Crenshaw Mill of Chillicothe, Mo., is considering moving his business to town.
"He will bring some skilled workers with him, but he said that hopefully, he'll have a payroll of $500,000 to $600,000 per year," said council member DeAnn Hupe Seib. "That would employ quite a few people."
However, the exact number was not immediately known, she said.
The council took no action on possible tax abatements.
The business would be relocated to an existing sawmill on the west side of town that has operated for several years, she said.
In other business, the council discussed a possible ordinance on loud car stereos, but took no action.
Council members have received some complaints about loud stereos, Hupe Seib said.
Ottawa to assess
Ottawa -- City officials in Ottawa today will assess whether to open floodgates protecting the city from the Marais des Cygnes River.
"We'll take a look at it to see how far the river has gone down," said Andy Haney, city public works director.
Officials from the Kansas Department of Transportation also will inspect the Main Street bridge to make sure it is safe before it is reopened, he said.
The earliest the floodgates would be opened is this afternoon, Haney said.
The floodgates have been closed since Sunday across the Main Street bridge and railroad crossings to protect Ottawa from the river, which rose several feet above flood stage following heavy rains.
for holiday show
Open auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for the Seem-To-Be Players' holiday show, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."
Auditions will be held on the first floor of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets, across from the Seem-To-Players' office. Callbacks will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The play, written by Barbara Robinson, chronicles the misadventures of the Herdmans, the worst children in the world, as they take over their town's Christmas pageant. Told through the eyes of a young narrator, the story gives new meaning to holiday pageants and will put viewers in the holiday spirit.
There are roles for children ages 5-16 and for adults. Families are encouraged to audition together. Rehearsals will be evenings in November and December. The show will be Dec. 17-19 at Liberty Hall. For more information, call 843-5067.