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Archive for Saturday, January 10, 2009

Three in custody following K-10 shooting

January 10, 2009, 11:40 p.m. Updated January 11, 2009, 3:46 p.m.

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Three people were taken into custody early Saturday morning following a shooting incident on eastbound Kansas Highway 10, near Eudora.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Steve Lewis said two men and a woman were arrested near mile marker 7 about 2:30 Saturday morning after a motorist reported someone firing shots at his vehicle.

Police officers from Eudora intercepted the suspects' vehicle and arrested 21-year-old Christopher Lee Forbush Willis of Olathe, 23-year-old Terrell Donnell Griffin of Gardner and 23-year-old Lindsey Leigh Abram of Gardner.

The suspects were booked into the Douglas County Jail Saturday morning on charges of aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm. Griffin was also charged with obstruction of legal procedure, a felony, and felony criminal possession of a firearm.

All three were also charged with aggravated robbery stemming from an incident in Lawrence.

Lewis said the victim, who was the lone occupant of his car, was not injured. He said it appeared to be a random event.

“I don’t think it was a case of someone knowing someone and running them down,” Lewis said. He said he did not think the victim knew the suspects.

Lewis did not know why the shooting occurred, but said the suspects might have been going to the Kansas City area from Lawrence. He couldn't confirm how many shots were fired, but said that several weapons were retrieved from the suspect vehicle.

Lawrence police Sgt. Ted Bordman said two men matching the description of the male suspects accosted two men on the 1500 block of West Ninth Street about 1:20 Saturday morning. The suspects threatened the men with handguns, and took a wallet.

Lewis said the suspects could be formally charged in court on Monday.

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ilovechris 5 years ago

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down4lyf3 5 years, 1 month ago

didnt nobody "involved" with the case threatin nobody... she knows that when people get out they're gonna want they money back, all anyone needs to know is that by the time the boyz get out she needa have his money... quit gettin on here worryin bout errythang dats goin on wit erryone else... on some real stuff get a life

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kmat 5 years, 1 month ago

My thoughts exactly, rcr. Hey Keeling - you going to allow people involved in the case to make threats on here?

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rcr 5 years, 1 month ago

"just leave it alone please everything with this whole story i'm sure someone is gettin shot now"

Wow, making death threats on the LJW website. Something tells me that's not legal. Maybe the LJW should report this to the LPD.

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down4lyf3 5 years, 1 month ago

naww terrell ain't my baby daddy... its not really something you need to worry about anyways... just leave it alone please everything with this whole story i'm sure someone is gettin shot now... find somethin better to do

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ArumerZwarteHoop 5 years, 1 month ago

Is terrell your baby daddy down4lyf3?

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down4lyf3 5 years, 1 month ago

Someone on this... no actually everyone on this site needs to get a life. You obviously don't know these people at all. You don't know the situation and you really don't know the story... Don't jump the gun talkin about how these people must be under conver "Topekans". They're are not under cover anything. You know their names, and like HonestAbram said you know where Terrell is from. Don't worry about their charges and their life worry about yours. They are not being charged with attempted murder because they didn't try to kill anyone. If there is anything else you nosey people want to know post it on here, and I'll get back with you. HonestAbram better not be Lindsay because if it is you owe Terrell $300 for stealin it when you got bail and he didn't... That's cool though, you will get yours... Don't even try to pawn everything off on Terrell and Juice, because you know good and well you had the most to do with it. They don't snitch, so why should you. Oh I forgot, you already started runnin that big mouth of yours... Anyways, I think your name is kind of ironic "HonestAbram" yeah right... Go on somewhere with that. You must be outside yo mind to think anyone would "honestly" believe that you are honest! HA that makes me laugh...

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HonestAbram 5 years, 3 months ago

They're not from Topeka, they're from St. Louis, MO.As far as the not being charged with attempted murder, I don't know, they are getting criminal use and discharge of a firearm.

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mw25 5 years, 3 months ago

i know that it was 2 black guys and a white girl driving them

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Chris Ogle 5 years, 3 months ago

Benny, take your chill pill. You will feel better before you know it.

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mw25 5 years, 3 months ago

I would like to know how these guys are not getting charged with attempted murder. They probably thought that they could get away with anything after they got away with the robbery on campus earlier that night. I just think that these guys should be in jail for a very long time.

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Pywacket 5 years, 3 months ago

What's up your big A, blur? Next time I boot up, I'll be sure to check the post time on any story I want to comment on. Wouldn't want to offend you again by posting before you get the chance.As for my other comment, it was meant as a dig at the usual crowd who assume that all crimes are committed by Topekans. Menopausal hot flashes? Uhhhh... sure, dude. If you say so.

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bearded_gnome 5 years, 3 months ago

what's with this: this guy's got spare names for two other peoplearrested 21-year-old Christopher Lee Forbush Willis of Olathe,frat boy playing big?

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DonQuipunch 5 years, 3 months ago

Wow, benny, way to try to turn this into a racial issue.There is plenty of white garbage in Topeka, as well. Trash is trash and Topekans are Topekans. This Lawrencian is an equal opportunity "bigot," thanks. I suspect many others are as well. Race has nothing to do with it. If you associate urban crime with blacks, that's your problem, not mine.

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bennyoates 5 years, 3 months ago

Forgot to add that it won't take too long for a slew of posts to soon appear professing indignant innocence and accusing me of being the prejudiced one. But it's a risk I had to take. Don't let me down, geniuses.

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bennyoates 5 years, 3 months ago

I'll go out on a real sturdy limb here and speculate that among some LJW message board vermin who pounce on news like this, that "Topekan" (or "Topeken" if you like) is coded language for "black person."I suppose we have to give dumbhicktus a bit of credit for going on record a bit more creatively.Like a character on All in the Family once said of Archie Bunker, you great Americans might not burn a cross on someone's lawn, but you'd stay long enough to toast a marshmallow in the flames.

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 3 months ago

If they had been riding on Amtrak, none of this would have happened.

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invictus 5 years, 3 months ago

I am going on the record to say at least one of them is named Jamarcus or Javon

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tennesseerader 5 years, 3 months ago

Hopefully these criminals were drug tested. Anyone capable of random acts of violence is psychotic and needs locked up.

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duplenty 5 years, 3 months ago

"Sunday will be an open carry day for me"Um...ok, great.But why?Because some random event happened on the highway to Eudora?

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somebodynew 5 years, 3 months ago

loki- while jkealing is correct that is their policy and has been for a long time, the information is easily obtainable on the Dg. Co. Sheriff Office website. The "booking recap" is public information and while the LJW has (correctly in my opinion) normally not printed the info till after charges are filed, it is available to the public.

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invictus 5 years, 3 months ago

Is this a possible hate crime?

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Jonathan Kealing 5 years, 3 months ago

loki-It's our policy typically not to name those who have been arrested until they have been charged. That usually happens on Monday.Jonathan KealingOnline editor

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kigganiller 5 years, 3 months ago

oh no, not another half done story...........The facts........they shot the car at least EIGHT TIMES they used a 357 and a 22the 357 shots went clear through the doorsthe driver had to duck down and lift his legs in order to NOT GET KILLEDthe inside of the guys car looks like a bomb went offthe driver was PACKING A GUNcause he a MARINE and has a cclthose wanna be african thugs are lucky.............now, the story has facts.......

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loki8025 5 years, 3 months ago

How about some names LJW? I think there should be names.

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Chris Ogle 5 years, 3 months ago

Topekens I am telling you. Don't be fooled. Losing the zebra coat means nothing.

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redmoonrising 5 years, 3 months ago

Guess they have added more to the aritcle because none of them are from Topeka. Scary that they just decided to take a shot at a car traveling down the road. Do have to wonder though, compmd, in this situation where you were not hurt, would you have gone back for a shootout or driven like h**l to get away from them? Glad the guy was not injured.

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Mike Blur 5 years, 3 months ago

Jeez Pywacket, cool down with your menopausal hot flashes. You posted six minutes after the story went up. There's thugs everywhere--they've even made it to suburban KCK.

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compmd 5 years, 3 months ago

Sunday will be an open carry day for me. I'm feeling old school, I'll go with the 1903.

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Pywacket 5 years, 3 months ago

Oops-- dropped the "g" in "charged" in that last full paragraph.What--no jabbering yet about these folks probably hailing from Topeka? ;-)

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