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Suspect arrested in downtown stabbing

May 12, 2006


Police have arrested a 34-year-old Lawrence man for a stabbing Saturday night in downtown Lawrence.

Jerry Allen Brown was booked into the Douglas County Jail late Wednesday after police identified him as a suspect and found him at Burcham Park.

He's accused of stabbing a 21-year-old man about 10 p.m. Saturday near 10th and Kentucky streets.

The victim told police he was in a vehicle with an acquaintance when someone he didn't know - later identified as Brown - approached the vehicle. Brown asked where he could get "some items," according to a report, but police wouldn't say exactly what he was seeking. When the victim said he couldn't get the items, a fight ensued, according to the police report.

Passers-by found the victim injured at 11th and Massachusetts streets, and he was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening.

Both the victim and Brown are transients without a permanent address, according to police and jail reports.

Brown has not been formally charged but is expected to make a first appearance today.


Confrontation 11 years, 10 months ago

If you go to the Kansas Department of Corrections website and search for this guy in the Kasper program, then you can see a really scary pic of him. He was also sentenced for aggravated battery - intentional, bodily harm in 2005 (in Douglas county). Really, do we have to be nice to the homeless like him?

pelliott 11 years, 10 months ago

Dear confontation, since you asked I give you permission not to be nice to the guy but you still have to practice kindness and respect for the rest of humanity. Only because it will be good for you. There will be plenty of others that can be mean and vendictive based on looks, opinions, faiths, and which side of the family they come from.
Today, I am a little philosophical, rising to your bait. Don't confuse kindness with being a sucker, I mean offer work to the needy, and a bowl to elderly and you won't have wasted your time. In honor of GWC Month, let the stories of you when you pass be ones of honor, responsibility, kindness and a little fun.

rmoore 11 years, 10 months ago

I would like to say I know this person, and I know he needs medical help because of his mental state. But any more we just lock them up, instead of getting them the help they need. So it's more or less our falt we have these people on our streets and in our jails. There use to be a time when they got help. So when he's done with this he'll be back, worse than before. They don't get help in jail, it's just makes it worse. And what's it going to cost us? In the end it will cost a lot more because he won't get help. He's in a loop and we do nothing to help him/her/them out of it. So it goes on.

moonshine 11 years, 10 months ago

He is not a transient, he was born and raised here, the school system let him down when he was young and he has never had the mental health that he so very much should have had to function in our world. The government used to help people who are mentally ill, there were hospitals for that, but the government took all that away. Now they leave them in the streets and law enforcement has to dell with them. God help us all, what are we doing to our children, the weak the sick the poor the eldery?

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