Archive for Saturday, September 4, 1999

WYCOFF ARRESTED IN TEXAS

September 4, 1999

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Three people featured in a Crime Stoppers program have been arrested recently.

A Lawrence man who skipped his sentencing for shooting at an occupied car is in custody after being stopped for speeding in a small Texas town.

Michael Wycoff, 20, is in the Williamson County Jail in Georgetown, Tex., after Florence police Sgt. Shawn Bonnet stopped Wycoff at 1:35 a.m. Friday. Florence Police Chief Micheal Tipton said Wycoff was driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone on Texas Highway 195.

At first, Wycoff said he didn't have a driver's license and refused to give an address, but later gave his name when Bonnet began searching his vehicle.

"Michael advised he knew he was wanted," Tipton said.

Police arrested Wycoff for interference with police duties, but Tipton said that charge will probably be dropped in Texas so he can be extradited back to Lawrence.

"I'm glad we were able to pick him up for you," Tipton said.

Wycoff is wanted for failing to appear Jan. 14 for a sentencing hearing. On Sept. 4, 1998, Wycoff shot a firearm into a car occupied by two people and was convicted of criminal discharge of a firearm. No one was injured in the incident.

Wycoff was featured on a Crime Stoppers warrant program, and two other fugitives in the program were also recently arrested.

Zack Sanders Jr., 23, was arrested Tuesday on several outstanding municipal court warrants.

Police arrested Sanders just before noon in the 2100 block of West 26th on four failure-to-appear warrants. He is out on bond and is scheduled to appear in municipal court on Sept. 8 and Sept. 19 on the outstanding warrants.

Sanders pleaded guilty in June to possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and is scheduled for federal sentencing on Sept. 10, according to Crime Stoppers. Federal authorities issued a warrant for his arrest after Lawrence police arrested him July 4 on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct.

Crime Stoppers coordinator Dave Anderson said federal officials initially were seeking Sanders to revoke his bond, but they have continued the bond.

Anderson also said police no longer are seeking Reid M. Adrian, who was featured in March's Crime Stoppers program. Kansas City-area police arrested Adrian on Aug. 28, Anderson said. Authorities had been seeking Adrian, 24, for failing to appear in court in a forgery case and for felony probation violation.

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

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