Archive for Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Charges filed against police battery suspect

Charges have been filed against a man accused of injuring a police officer Sunday morning. The incident occurred outside the Granada.

December 15, 2009


Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a Topeka man accused of battering a police officer who was investigating a Sunday morning shooting in downtown Lawrence.

Rondell Harris-Roberts, 21, was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery on a law enforcement officer.

Lawrence police officer Marc Miller received a laceration above his right eye, and was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Harris-Roberts is being held in Douglas County Jail on $1,500 bond. He’s scheduled for an appearance in court at 9 a.m. today.

Officers have not arrested anyone else in connection with the incident outside the Granada, 1020 Mass. Police said shots were fired after a brawl inside the establishment was pushed outside around closing time.

A 19-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man received nonlife-threatening wounds from the gunfire. Police also investigated a second report of a shooting in the area immediately east of the Granada, where they found two vehicles with bullet holes.

A police spokesman said information about suspects or suspect vehicles was not available for release Monday.


Glen Moore 8 years, 6 months ago

You don't see this kind of crap going on in the Country club Plaza. This might be in part due to the type of attractions brought to Lawrence and the fact most of the thugs coming to lawrence could not afford to shop in the Plaza. If you want to get rid of the type of the Kansas city thugs coming to Lawrence, change the atmosphere around our bar and club scene. You play Hip-hop and rap music, you draw in a hip hop and rap crowd. When the music promots violance and gang related activity, thats what you get. You go to a show where there is lots of fast cars and racing, When the crowd leaves, you get young kids racing out of the parking lot and thinking they live a "Fast and Ferious" life style. Don't believe me. Go to a Tech9 concert at the Granasty and just look at the wrong person, see how long you make it :)

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