Archive for Thursday, June 25, 2009

Crime Stoppers offering reward for information in alleged attempted murder

June 25, 2009


A local crime-fighting organization has announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect wanted for an alleged attempted murder.

Lawrence police are trying to track down James “Jimmy” McAdams, 19, of Lawrence.

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.

A warrant has been issued for McAdams’ arrest for attempted second-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm.

“McAdams may be in the Lawrence/Douglas County area and should be considered armed and dangerous,” said Sgt. Troy Squire, Lawrence police detective, in an e-mail.

The suspect is described as white, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last known to be driving a dark green Mitsubishi Galant with a 30-day temporary tag.

Information about his whereabouts should be reported to Douglas County Crime Stoppers, at 843-TIPS, where callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $500 for information leading to McAdams’ arrest.

McAdams was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder in February in the 500 block of Fireside Drive, northeast of Sixth Street and Kasold Drive. Prosecutors charged him with criminal discharge of a firearm in the case, but court records said the charge was dismissed on April 28.


MarchSadness 8 years, 10 months ago

This is a simple way of saying that: The lawrence police department is completely incapable of capturing a dangerous criminal so we will pay you $500 for doing the job that they simply can't do.

Lawrence Policie Department is a joke!

Kyle Reed 8 years, 10 months ago

I would submit that your posting is a more complicated way of saying you are a moron. In the interest of keeping things simple just say what you mean.

makeitstop 8 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, that's right March...what a joke that a police department would search for leads, and have the audacity to ask the public for information - leads are for wimps. I bet you that other police departments catch 100% of suspects, the best probably even catch 200% of their suspects. WAIT I KNOW! Maybe we should assign a special task force and pay overtime to have LPD search every house in the city to look for this guy. After all, what are the chances that anyone in town would know this guy? Chuck Norris could have solved this crime before it was committed, maybe we bring him on? I can't even believe that in a world that has thousands of cases that have been open for decades without an arrest, that the LPD could take 6 days to catch a guy. I assert that you are incapable of finding a better example to support your point. It appears that your sadness extends quite a bit out of March.

Kat Christian 8 years, 10 months ago

I can't afford to offer a reward but...My lawnmower was stolen yesterday. Just bought it last year took me 5 yrs to get a new one. A Yard Man-self-propelled with a throttle on the left handle for start up. It had a yellow housing cover and yellow wheels all the same size. The jerk who took it also took my grandson's spare booster seats, a silver-hooded cat box, a slim bike seat (new) and two special hand towels (black with Protection One logo). Can't afford to buy another mower this year, and I do not have anyone to cut my grass for me, much less afford to pay someone to do it. Also it was good exercise for me & I really enjoyed it. PLEASE IF ANYONE KNOWS OF SOMEONE WHO JUST CAME HOME WITH A YARD MAN MOWER or IS TRYING TO SELL OR GIVING AWAY BOOSTER SEATS (bucket seat style - blue & blue/grey faded) WITHOUT A VALID EXPLANATION THEY ARE PROBABLY STOLEN. IF SOMEONE IS KNOCKING ON DOORS WANTING TO CUT GRASS FOR PAY - PLEASE CHECK THEIR MOWER TO SEE IF IT IS MINE AND CALL THE POLICE. The theft has been reported to the police. But if the jerk who took my mower will return it - and just leave it under the carport I will not press charges. If anyone knows of this individual please contact the police dept. or myself. I just want my mower back. I really need it. Thanks

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