Charged HINU student waives right to hearing
A Haskell Indian Nations University student charged with attacking another student in a dorm last week will be tried June 19 for aggravated battery.
Phillip H. Kamolty, 24, whose address was listed as 155 Indian Ave., waived his right Tuesday to a preliminary hearing in Douglas County District Court. He told Administrative Judge Robert Fairchild that he is pleading not guilty to the charge.
Lawrence Police arrested Kamolty early April 16 at Blalock Hall. He is accused of pushing to the floor a 19-year-old man and then kicking him in the face.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He has since been released.
Kamolty remains in the Douglas County Jail on $2,500 bond.
Fake fund-raiser for sheriff reported
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is warning area residents to beware of anyone trying to solicit money in its behalf.
A 25-year-old Lawrence woman called sheriff's dispatchers Monday night, saying someone had called and tried to get her to contribute money to a Sheriff's Office fund-raiser, Lt. Kathy Tate said. The woman refused to make a contribution.
The Sheriff's Office is not conducting a fund-raiser, Tate said.
Anyone else who might have received similar calls is asked to notify the Sheriff's Office at 841-0007. If anyone obtains a phone number through caller identification the Sheriff's Office would like to know, Tate said.
Anytime someone gets a telephone solicitation, the caller should be asked to provide information through the mail, Tate said.