Archive for Tuesday, October 20, 1998

ROAD RAGE RESULTS IN FELONY ARREST

October 20, 1998

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Police say a Lawrence man and woman smashed another man's car with a crowbar because they said the driver ``cut them off'' in traffic.

Christopher Brian Estes, 21, and Jessica Rose Wiles, 19, were arrested at 11 p.m. Friday night at a Kansas University parking lot, where they returned after allegedly vandalizing the man's car.

Sgt. Troy Mailen of the KU Police Department said Wiles was driving to Lawrence on an undisclosed highway when she took offense at another driver.

``They weren't happy with something this individual had done; they felt they had been cut off and they had been wronged,'' Mailen said.

Wiles apparently followed the driver of the other car, a 20-year-old Lawrence resident, all the way to KU lot 107, near 14th and Ohio streets. Mailen said Wiles and Estes, a passenger in her car, left the lot but returned with a crowbar. Estes then allegedly damaged the car and left.

Police were talking to the victim when Estes and Wiles returned again, Mailen said, and police arrested them.

A police report did not list the make of the car or the estimated amount of damage.

Estes was released Sunday from the Douglas County Jail after posting $1,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 on felony criminal damage to property charges.

Wiles was released on $1,750 bond early Sunday. She is scheduled to appear in court at 3 p.m. Nov. 5. She faces charges of criminal damage to property and driving while intoxicated.

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

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