Prosecutors filed charges Friday against a 17-year-old robbery suspect arrested during a dramatic takedown Thursday at a North Lawrence motel.
Sean Landreth, who is being tried as an adult in the case, has a criminal history.
The Lawrence teenager is accused of robbing an 18-year-old Lawrence man, who is known to him, around 11 a.m. Thursday in the 900 block of North Third Street.
About an hour later, more than 20 law enforcement officers were involved in his arrest at Jayhawk Motel, 1004 N. Third St., after evacuating the motel and then surrounding it armed with rifles and handguns. Officers eventually called the suspect, who was in room No. 19 of the hotel, and arrested him after he gave himself up.
Landreth had his first appearance Friday in Douglas County District Court, where prosecutors charged him with a count of felony aggravated robbery and criminal possession of a firearm, for carrying a firearm within five years of being convicted of a felony, court records said. Police said the suspect was possibly armed with a handgun during the robbery.
A judge set Landreth’s jail bond at $100,000 on Friday, prosecutors said. The suspect is scheduled to return to court at 9:30 a.m. July 14.
Court records indicate Landreth has a criminal history starting in 2005, in which he faced charges including robbery, escape from custody, battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated burglary, possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia, and solicitation to aggravated arson.