Archive for Friday, August 7, 2009

Lawrence resident arrested for alleged attempted murder

August 7, 2009


Police said they apprehended a Lawrence man Thursday who was wanted for an alleged attempted murder.

James “Jimmy” McAdams, 19, was arrested in Topeka without incident, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Monroe. A warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Charges of attempted second degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm were filed against the man, a spokeswoman for Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said. McAdams was in court for his first appearance on Friday.

Police said he fired shots at a 20-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man just before 2 a.m. June 19, after a robbery attempt near 24th Street and Murphy Drive, southeast of 23rd and Iowa streets. No injuries were reported.


bearded_gnome 8 years, 4 months ago

he wouldn't have been on the street to commit the June 19th offenses if our DA had been functional at all!

now, lets see if the DA can even do the right stuff regarding these charges.

it is not unreasonable to say, using this guy as an example, that all of us in DG Co are endangered by the very poor performance of the DA.

KEITHMILES05 8 years, 4 months ago

Reading this paper I thought Lawrencenites never committed crimes but all crimes werer done by Dotte Co and Topeka.

Sad to learn of this today.

parrothead8 8 years, 4 months ago

Funny how every time there's a holdup, fight, or shooting in Lawrence, people are all over the story commenting that it's probably someone from Topeka.

Then again, this guy from Lawrence ran to Topeka after trying to kill someone in Lawrence.

hk45 8 years, 4 months ago

He should have been in prison all ready, I hope the DA's office does it right this time. He is a very dangerous person and needs to be put away for a long time.

DRsmith 8 years, 4 months ago

Well he is from Lawrence so surely he is innocent.

John Spencer 8 years, 4 months ago

Shouldn't this read "Alleged police said they allegedly apprehended an allegedly Lawrence alleged man allegedly Thursday who allegedly was allegedly wanted for an alleged attempted alleged murder."? Just allegedly saying, why not make sure everything is alleged?

classclown 8 years, 4 months ago

Someone from Lawrence being arrested in Topeka for thuggery?

This story has a "Man bites dog" element to it.

1lawrencemom 8 years, 4 months ago

You're right, HK45, he is A VERY dangerous person which is why his victims and the witnesses to his crimes don't ever testify against him and he remains free.

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