Archive for Monday, February 22, 1999


February 22, 1999


A man was arrested early Sunday after being thrown out of the Laughing Dog Saloon and threatening an employee late Saturday, police said.

Lawrence police arrested Joseph Worth, 41, Lawrence, on a charge of aggravated assault Sunday.

Witnesses told police that Worth was ejected from the bar at 1910 Haskell after becoming intoxicated around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. They said he then threatened to "cap" an employee, Jerry Spurlock, 32, Lawrence, if he wasn't let back inside the bar.

Police said witnesses saw Worth lift up his shirt, revealing the butt of a pistol showing from his waistband. By the time police arrived, he was gone. They arrested him early Sunday; at that time he had no gun.

He was booked at 1:23 a.m. Sunday into Douglas County Jail, where he was being held Sunday night. His bail had not been set.

Fund-raiser causes

Cardiac Arrests

The American Heart Assn. will hold its Cardiac Arrest fund-raiser on Friday at the Union Pacific Depot.

Cardiac Arrest Parole Warden Jeff Sigler said some very important local citizens will go to jail to benefit the association. Those arrested will have to collect donations in order to post their "bail."

Those who wish to participate may call Tisha Parrott at (800) 284-3979.

Fire strikes

house in DeSoto

A fire early Sunday consumed much of a house at 851 Wea Ter. in DeSoto.

Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at 12:30 a.m., and Johnson County Sheriff's officials said it took a few hours to get the blaze under control.

The home's occupants, the Guy Robinson family, were in the house at the time the fire began, sheriff's officials said, but everyone made it out of the home. One person was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center to be checked for smoke inhalation but was released.

DeSoto's volunteer fire department is investigating the fire, though arson was not suspected. A dollar figure for the damage to the home was not available Sunday night.

DCSS board sets

monthly meeting

The Douglas County Senior Services board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt.

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