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November 3, 1999


More than two years after he allegedly broke into a Lawrence house and held its occupants captive at gunpoint while robbing them, a Kansas City, Mo., man is facing charges.

Anthony Lee Hunter, 30, appeared in court Tuesday in the Aug. 1, 1997, robbery.

The Douglas County District Attorney's office filed charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and vehicle burglary in early 1998, but Hunter eluded authorities until Thursday when he was stopped in Kansas City, Kan, for a traffic violation. Officers there found he was wanted on the Douglas County warrants.

Hunter remains in the Douglas County Jail on $36,500 bond; his next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.

Four adults and five children were in a house in the 1500 block of Lindenwood Lane in far east Lawrence when three men burst into the house and tied them up with telephone cords. The men took $1,500 in cash, a pit bull, a cellular phone and a wallet, according to testimony during a hearing last year for another defendant in the case.

Cedric Baker, now 25, was sentenced to 11 years in prison last year for conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, aiding and abetting aggravated robbery, aiding and abetting kidnapping, aiding and abetting aggravated assault and aiding and abetting burglary.

According to testimony, Baker waited outside while the men robbed the occupants. Police arrested another Kansas City, Mo., man in connection with the robbery, but charges against him were later dropped.

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

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