Archive for Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Suspect arrested in Lawrence credit union robbery

Police make an arrest in last week's credit union robbery.

December 17, 2008, 4:56 p.m. Updated December 17, 2008, 11:38 p.m.


David Hause Jr. was caught in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday and is charged with robbing Midwest Regional Credit Union on Friday.

David Hause Jr. was caught in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday and is charged with robbing Midwest Regional Credit Union on Friday.

Federal charges have been filed against a man accused of robbing a Lawrence credit union last Friday morning, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday.

On Tuesday, federal agents arrested David Hause Jr. at a Kansas City, Kan., hotel, a spokesman for acting U.S. attorney Marietta Parker said.

“Investigators learned that Hause had been staying in a room rented by an associate,” said Jim Cross, U.S. attorney spokesman.

Prosecutors said Hause — who turned 38 two days after the robbery — entered Midwest Regional Credit Union, 1015 W. Sixth St., about 10:15 a.m. Friday.

“(Hause) pushed a white plastic grocery store bag under the teller’s window and told a teller to give him all the money,” Cross said. “When a branch manager noticed what Hause was doing and told him to leave the credit union, Hause struck her in the face with his right fist and left with the money.”

If convicted, Hause faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, Cross said.

Hause served prison time for multiple burglaries and thefts in Shawnee and Leavenworth counties between 1988 and 1991, state prison records said. He also escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility in August 1996.

According to Shawnee County District Court records, Hause was arrested Oct. 6 on a fugitive warrant, but a bail bonding company posted a $50,000 surety bond for him Oct. 14.

According to October news reports in Nebraska, the York (Neb.) Police Department had issued a warrant for Hause’s arrest as a suspect in an armed bank robbery there Oct. 1, 2007.

No one from the Regency Inn hotel where Hause was arrested was available for comment Wednesday.


nobody1793 9 years, 6 months ago

what? no weapon? just a grocery sack and a fist?

OldEnuf2BYurDad 9 years, 6 months ago

The only way to confront someone like that is with hot lead. She's lucky to be alive.

Mari Aubuchon 9 years, 6 months ago

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BigPrune 9 years, 6 months ago

Mari's post is at 5:25 and cheeseburger's is at 5:23. How did cheeseburger know what Mari was going to say?

Mari Aubuchon 9 years, 6 months ago

I did have a post before cheeseburger's which seems to have disappeared. I pasted a couple of bits from the Lincoln NE and Topeka papers concerning his arrest in Oct for a bank robbery in York, NE and his appearance on NE KS Most Wanted a few years ago for a parole violation.

igby 9 years, 6 months ago

Interesting indeed!Looks like "hoof and mouth" is spreading!Or shall we say:"Paw in jaw".Lol.

Chris Ogle 9 years, 6 months ago

Now we have to feed this idiot for the next 20 years. What a loser.

stuckinthemiddle 9 years, 6 months ago

cheeseburgersure... I'll federal agents caught a robber...

lildos 9 years, 6 months ago

Let's hope the tossed salad man is in the same prison this guy goes too.

doublehockeysticks 9 years, 6 months ago

THEY GOT HIM! That's just the cat's pajamas.

girly 9 years, 6 months ago

So, how did they know it was him? Did I miss something?

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