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Battery, attempted carjacking suspect arrested after leading authorities on three-hour, two-county pursuit

Suspect was arrested on charges of attempted carjacking, aggravated battery

A man was arrested early Sunday east of Lawrence after allegedly battering multiple people and attempting a carjacking in Leavenworth County before fleeing on foot into Douglas County.

February 27, 2010, 12:11 a.m. Updated February 27, 2010, 4:57 a.m.

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A man was arrested early Saturday east of Lawrence after allegedly battering multiple people and attempting a carjacking in Leavenworth County before fleeing on foot into Douglas County.

According to Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Mike Geer, Leavenworth County and KHP officers first responded just after 10:00 p.m. Friday to a 911 call reporting a disturbance and attempted carjacking at the Lawrence Kansas Turnpike plaza. After using video and eyewitness accounts to develop a suspect description, officers began searching the area between the plaza and the eastern city limits of Lawrence. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Lawrence Police Department also assisted the search.

The suspect was located just before 1:00 a.m. by a Kansas Highway Patrol search airplane as he was emerging from a construction area near Kansas Turnpike exit 204. He was arrested at about 1:00 a.m. on attempted carjacking charges along with multiple aggravated battery and other charges. According to Geer, authorities did not recover any weapons in connection with the incident.

At about midnight Saturday, the Kansas Turnpike Authority issued a text and E-mail alert informing motorists not to pick up anyone walking along roads in the Lawrence area.

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 9 months ago

The Kansas Turnpike Authority issued an alert about midnight Saturday informing motorists not to pick up anyone walking along roads in the Lawrence area.

does anyone do that anyway on the turnpike? for that matter, who picks up hichhikers these days at all?

heavy set black man five-foot-eight, wow, that really narrows it!
was he wearing a baseball cap? what was his hair like?

good luck finding the crook with that description!

I suppose he didn't have a zebra-stripe coat on, right?

Keith 4 years, 9 months ago

They had audio of him ranting, something about stimulus, PAD and Posercare, whatever that means.

Rick Aldrich 4 years, 9 months ago

and this piece of trash will post a $2,000.00 bail and be back on the street by tomorrow. sad.

acg 4 years, 9 months ago

Hehe, keith, that was great! I used to pick up hitchhikers all the time, until my dad found out that I was doing it and threatened to kill me himself for being such an idiot. I always feel bad, though, when I see someone walking along the road. There's that brief pause in thinking "what if they're having car trouble or there's been an emergency?" But yeah, it's a bad idea, gnome, you're right about that.

Anyway, wtg, various law enforcement agencies, for catching this creepo. Let's hope his bail is beyong his means.

lawrenceRezident 4 years, 9 months ago

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puddleglum 4 years, 9 months ago

hilarious-Keith!

I heard the perp on the news saying:

"stimulus, 15% off-Ktag buy it now, posercare live unprecedented"

KTA bless you.

gossipgirl785 4 years, 9 months ago

Is it on the DGSO website? I didn't see any thing about this guy?

Bladerunner 4 years, 9 months ago

He didn't do anything in Douglas County so he would have been taken to Leavenworth (thats my guess).

Clint Church 4 years, 9 months ago

Give him back to the people he battered and let them take care of him.

Liberty275 4 years, 9 months ago

I heard the first thing he did after the carjacking was put an obama bumper sticker on the stolen car.

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