Archive for Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bond set for man accused in Speedway Shell attack

The man accused of robbing a Lawrence gas station clerk in January was brought in court.

September 4, 2008, 1:26 p.m. Updated September 4, 2008, 5:46 p.m.


The bond for a 23-year-old Leavenworth man accused of attacking and shooting at the owner of Speedway Shell, 1733 Mass., after allegedly attempting to rob the store was set at $400,000 on Thursday in Douglas County District Court.

Emmanuel Lee Ross faces charges of attempted murder in the second degree and attempted aggravated robbery from the Jan. 30 incident.

Speedway Shell owner Sameer Sangam said a man armed with a gun tried to rob him as he was closing his store shortly after 11 p.m.

Sangam said he was walking to his car carrying a bag of rock salt when a man with a gun stepped from behind an ice machine and demanded money. Sangam responded by hitting the man with the salt bag. The two struggled, Sangam was struck in the head with the man's gun, and the man started to run away.

When Sangam went back into the store to call police, the gunman fired one shot, striking the store's front window frame.

Sangam was not seriously injured.

Ross will be back in court at 2 p.m. Monday Sept. 8 for the scheduling of a preliminary hearing.


Crystal Patterson 9 years, 7 months ago

it says right in the article it happened Jan. 30th.

compmd 9 years, 7 months ago

I thought this happened a while ago...did it happen again?

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