Archive for Monday, December 29, 2008

Douglas County authorities still looking for inmate who didn’t return on Christmas

December 29, 2008


Candice Amyx

Candice Amyx

A Douglas County Jail inmate who failed to return to the correctional facility after being released by a judge over Christmas has been identified as Candice Amyx.

Amyx was released from the jail at 8 a.m. Christmas Day and ordered to return at 8 p.m. the same day, but hasn’t. District Judge Jack Murphy granted a temporary leave for Amyx, court records said.

She was booked into jail Sept. 3, pleaded no contest to four charges of forgery and one charge of theft Sept. 29, and is awaiting sentencing that’s scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 12.

Lawrence police and Douglas County Sheriff’s officers are searching for the woman, who is not considered dangerous. Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Lewis said it was uncommon for inmates not to return upon court order.

Anyone with information about Amyx’s whereabouts, or whom she may be with, should call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS or 911, Lewis said.

Lawrence City Commissioner Mike Amyx said the inmate is his former sister-in-law. Candice Amyx was married to the commissioner’s youngest brother, who is now deceased, about a decade ago.


somebodynew 9 years, 3 months ago

Finally, an update with actual information that the public can use.And, Smitty, I guess not everyone is involved in the big conspiracy, huh??? (Although, I am sure you will see it differently.)

allateup 9 years, 3 months ago

She has had a good two days to get away! The update is much appreciated and I hope she is returned soon. Any information on the 12 year old being with her?

Sigmund 9 years, 3 months ago

Candice Amyx is not the issue and neither is the fact that Jack Murphy gave a petty thief a few hours of freedom on Christmas. There are lots of sad petty thieves in Lawrence and judges cut them small breaks all the time. The issue is the perception that the LJWorld attempts to bury or suppress news that is or might be embarrassing to the friends and family of Dolph or those who are in a political position within Lawrence city government to do favors for the World Company. The current sad situation is just the latest in a long list of examples. One only wonders how many other ethical lapses or embarrassing deals with real impact at City Hall go unreported by Chad "Cub reporter" Lawhorn at the behest of World Company management.

GardenMomma 9 years, 3 months ago

Perhaps if this information had been released the first time around, she might have been found. As it is, we'll never know. Wonder why LJW decided to publish the name, description, and a photo now rather than earlier.

southernjayhawk 9 years, 3 months ago

sigmund-having been a member of the lawrence community for some 45 years and having known the simmons family for much of that time, I'm going to suggest that you have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about and, further, have not a shred of evidence to support your ridiculous claim. The Journal-World is one of the best small town newspapers in the country and I appreciate having it. Moreover, small people like you are a dime a dozen.

Shelley Bock 9 years, 3 months ago

Time out of jail over the holidays is not uncommon. These are individuals who have allegedly committed non-violent offenses. Another reason would be a compasionate release to attend a funeral of a close relative.Those that fail to return often make the decision for the judge regarding their ultimate length of time in custody. Those that return on time indicate that they can comply with probation; those that don't remain in custody for a longer time.I suspect that the LJW reporters were short-staffed over the weekend or the Sheriff's office didn't provide that information until today. I find nothing suspicious with the timing of the news release.

Maddy Griffin 9 years, 3 months ago

It's so funny to see all the info finally posted. There was quite a thread going after the first story.

lawthing 9 years, 3 months ago

You got to admit, at least she got her name removed from the inmates in custody list! we have to give her credit for that accomplishment!

bearded_gnome 9 years, 3 months ago

so, the info posted on the other thread was correct. I'm glad this is in the paper and her connection to Mike Amyx is spelled out. I also think this should've been in saturday, and I believe this article still lacks useful info: car she might be driving; addresses? destinations? hope she is caught soon and hope the kid is okay. I agree with Sigmund, this doesn't seem to have been handled the way it ought to have been by the ljworld. but I will say that generally I am impressed with the ljworld. the ljworld was miles ahead of many online papers in its comment threads for example and the courage to let us comment on their articles, including their failings.

Sigmund 9 years, 3 months ago

southernjayhawk (Anonymous) says… "sigmund-having been a member of the lawrence community for some 45 years and having known the simmons family for much of that time, I'm going to suggest that you have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about and, further, have not a shred of evidence to support your ridiculous claim."What I said, and I stand behind, was there is a "perception that the LJWorld attempts to bury or suppress news that is or might be embarrassing to the friends and family of Dolph or those who are in a political position within Lawrence city government to do favors for the World Company." For evidence of that wide spread perception feel free to read the user comments. is it Gene or Richard Simmons that you have known for 45 years?

LadyJ 9 years, 3 months ago

Having had LJW edit a couple of my letters in the past, direct quotes made by city officials they would not want to see in print, I can attest that they do in fact suppress news that might be embarrassing to friends and family of Dolph.

coolhawk 9 years, 3 months ago

As a past employee, you can bet that there is some shady stuff going on. When there, you must drink the kool aid and if you don't, you won't work there long. Anything that upsets the status quo is not tolerated. No matter how much sense it makes sense. The World Companies are a cult. and should be boycotted. Drink the kool aid and not question the status quo and you are fine. But if you see an area of improvement and mention it - you are a gremlin. Prett much a nazi/fascist regime. So sad. You would think a company that is out to protect the 1st amendment would adhere to letting employees speak any concerns or suggestions for improvement. Not so much. Drink the kool aid or you are gone.

curious2 9 years, 3 months ago

I think Pink_Sock is onto!And yeah...why didn't we (the public) get additional info such as vehicle description to help put this criminal back behind bars?lol! Sheesh!

Jeteras 9 years, 3 months ago

C'mon people it is 2009, GPS Tracker?!! HELLO!!I have seen the devices. If they try to tamper with them it calls the athorities. They cannot get far after "trying" to remove it. It is a felony to tamper with it as well. A shortened leave and an additional felony charge to your your sentence, I think she would have made it back to jail at 8pm sharp. You are just asking for her to jump ship, since when does the system trust criminals???!??!!

leadstone 9 years, 3 months ago

Darn Shame, The judge actually had a heart and gave her a chance that any other inmate would cherish.The priceless gift of an opportunity to spend xmas with family members. What he got in return is basicaly the finger and a large lump of coal. I hope this doesn't ruin the opportunities of future, more appreciative inmates.

mropinion 9 years, 3 months ago

Yeap! if you think about it more to that story then it put out to be because lawrence,ks has it own lawmaker this city has the most corrupt judicial system lawmaker republican city in the midwest yeap! and do you see why obama lost to kansas "The congress that represent kansas, The mayor,The commissioner, And the chief of police all need to be replace ! corruption, corruption, corruption whats next?

mropinion 9 years, 3 months ago

Also i have printed that page to make sure it reach the right person in washington along with a related that has been indicted over three years ago just for visiting his family he's never been in any trouble with the law he just finish school he was just found guilty now along with his brother and cousin he now to get up to 20 years now thats a ''dam shame'' kansas lawmaker

mropinion 9 years, 3 months ago

You may Qualified for a holiday release if you snitch and say what the police want you to say in court for more information contact mad mike at the lawrence,kansas police department or blog here later on he maybe high on something right now along with candice amyx only he can make things happen no matter what problem you have!

woodenfleaeater 9 years, 3 months ago

Mr. Opinion may be a student @ free state. You know how they like to post during class.

OwlHead 9 years, 3 months ago

How much time was she looking at? If I were looking at 2+ years I might skip town too. catch me if you can.......

woodenfleaeater 9 years, 3 months ago

I didn't give a thought to Free State being out for the holidays. The MU grad theory may be the best bet.

Leslie Swearingen 9 years, 3 months ago

Has anyone read Clockwork Orange? That is what mropinion posting reminds me of. Maybe there was something going on in the life of the twelve year old boy and she felt the need to save him. Has an Amber alert been given for the child?Guidance on Criteria for Issuing AMBER Alerts1.There is reasonable belief by law enforcement an abduction has occurred.2.The abduction is of a child age 17 years or youngerThe law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.3.There is enough descriptive information about the victim and abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child.4.The child’s name and other critical data elements, including the Child Abduction flag, have been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer.We know that three of the criteria have been met.I was a reporter on the school paper in both high school and college where we were taught to follow the five W's:who, what, why, when and where.Oh, the nostalgia!

mropinion 9 years, 3 months ago

I feel sorry for some of you guy i think some of you forgot to take your meds

mropinion 9 years, 3 months ago

The only one i read that knows what the hell there talking about is demonfury maybe the other blog is some stupit kids that there parents wont let them have any friend so they turn them into a nerd by locking them up in there room and give them computer to play with

mropinion 9 years, 3 months ago

Oh and also there nothing the lawmaker here in kansas can do to me that they haven't already done lock me up oooooouuuuuwwwwweeeeee! im scare please hell they broke me in they have made jail a second home to me i anit never scare take me home they may have me do whats her name time hey i wouldn't be surprise

Alexander Neighbors 9 years, 3 months ago

I bet $5 and 30 cents that these people are also involved with the yellow house case.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 3 months ago

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woodenfleaeater 9 years, 3 months ago

Mr. Opinion:Next time you are locked up, since it is your second home, you may want to spend some of your time taking remedial english or grammar classes to help you with your writing and communication skills.Just a thought!!!

woodenfleaeater 9 years, 3 months ago

Mr. Opinion hasn't posted since last night. Maybe he's out on work release.

ad26 9 years, 3 months ago

There was nothing going on in the twelve year old boys life. He was actually doing fairly well until Christmas Day. She shouldn't have even put him in this situation because now he's going to be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life or until she is caught. It sickens me she put him in this situation. I mean come on "He's twelve years old." Obviously she was thinking about herself and not the welfare of her son. Come on Candice open up your eyes and see what your doing to your son and your family, ONCE AGAIN. Everyone is sick and tired of your behavior. Women up and turn yourself in. You made your bed now lie in it.

fonz73 9 years, 3 months ago

Seriously. No update?There's an abducted child, if the posters on here are correct. The Sheriff's Dept./LPD haven't actually made an official statement yet.....why haven't they addressed this publicly? Could you please confirm or deny this?

mropinion 9 years, 3 months ago

HHHHEEEEEYYYYYYY im back oh did i got your attention stupid just to dam smart for you hum to far over your head anyways you must be a stupit kid

ad26 9 years, 3 months ago

He hasn't exactly been abducted. He's her son. He will do anything and everything that she tells him to do. She would never harm him in any way. She is his mother. Although I do not agree with the whole situation, there is nothing the LPD can do until she is caught. Like I said she still has full custody of him and his father is not in the picture, so there is nothing that can be done, such as an "Amber Alert." She will be caught, it's just a matter of time. All we can do is pray for his safe return. It's a very bad situation he's been put into. This is not the first time he's been a situation like this while in her care. I can guarantee when she is caught nothing like this will ever happen again. He has a lot of people who will love and care for him and show him there is more to life then crime and deception. Like I said "Just a matter of time." Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

mropinion 9 years, 3 months ago

And to let you know i work i dont lay around all day in the bed with my step brother inbread and you know who im talking about

mropinion 9 years, 3 months ago

LPD knows where that woman at don't let them fool you people hell they maybe helping her

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