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Victim jailed on contempt charge after refusing to testify against two men in robbery case

Charges against two men shot during an attempted robbery at a south Lawrence mobile home park in August have been dropped.

January 5, 2010, 5:41 p.m. Updated January 7, 2010, 12:00 a.m.

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Trial in shooting case takes strange turn

A victim involved in an attempted robbery that led to two people being shot refused to testify against the two people Tuesday. Both people shot during the incident back in August were originally in serious condition. Enlarge video

A Douglas County judge on Wednesday ordered a man to spend 30 days in jail, one day after he refused to testify against two men accused of trying to rob him.

The 24-year-old man told Judge Robert Fairchild that he understood the court’s order, but that he was afraid of the defendants and would not testify.

On Tuesday, the man was taken into custody after he refused to take the stand during a preliminary hearing for Louis Galloway Jr., 19, Lawrence, and Timothy Hays, 20, Kansas City.

The victim shot both men during what prosecutors say was an attempted robbery on Aug. 23 at the victim’s mobile home at Easy Living Mobile Home Park, 3323 Iowa.

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the cases against the two defendants.

Comments

Jeremiah Jefferson 4 years, 11 months ago

JAIL? Is that what they are calling the witness protection program in Lawrence now?

Randall Barnes 4 years, 11 months ago

WTF....MAKE THE D.A.'S OFFICE DO THEIR JOBS I WOULDN'T TESTIFY NEITHER IN FEAR FOR MY LIFE THEN THEY LOCK ME UP,,,,,OK I'M DONE NOT GOING TO SAY NO MOER......

Steve Jacob 4 years, 11 months ago

And if/when the two thieves move up to murder, I hope the victim knows he could have stopped them.

runningscooter 4 years, 11 months ago

Is it possible the victims were the ones shot? Maybe that's why the shooter isn't cooperating. Two sides to every story. Just sayin'.

BlackVelvet 4 years, 11 months ago

wtf….make the d.a.'s office do their jobs i wouldn't testify neither in fear for my life then they lock me up,,,,,ok i'm done not going to say no moer……

Just what would you have the da do?? The DA wasn't there so he can't testify. What would you have him do?

parrothead8 4 years, 11 months ago

runningscooter (Anonymous) says… Is it possible the victims were the ones shot? Maybe that's why the shooter isn't cooperating. Two sides to every story. Just sayin'.

Maybe, but the original story reported that, according to police, the two guys who got shot were trying to rob the guy who shot them.

bigdave 4 years, 11 months ago

parrothead8 (Anonymous) says… Maybe, but the original story reported that, according to police, the two guys who got shot were trying to rob the guy who shot them.


Ya rob him of his dope!!!!! Thats why he don't want to testify! He should of just took the 5th!!

georgiahawk 4 years, 11 months ago

Surely Obama could have stopped this if he was just trying! What kind of president is he that he could let this happen on his watch?

Scott Overfield 4 years, 11 months ago

Maybe it was all just a big misunderstanding.

somebodynew 4 years, 11 months ago

Way to go Judge !!! This is why crime isn't "solved" and why idiots are back on the street so soon to commit more crime - because people won't talk.

I personally hope this s*um spends more time in jail than the two guys spent in the hospital. And, if he should be the "victim" of revenge, I hope the City doesn't spend many resources investigating it.

Stuart Evans 4 years, 11 months ago

so this guy is obviously afraid of retaliation. what is this judge thinking? We have the right to plead the 5th amendment in this country to avoid self incrimination. I believe this law should hold a precedence here as well.

In the 'hood you see this all the time. nobody sees nothin'.

Amy Heeter 4 years, 11 months ago

Why wouldn't he be in fear. Louis Galloway was out of jail after the incident pending charges.. The D.A. eventually filed and Galloway has a extensive history. The problem is that Galloway will likely not serve time since he was shot and so was his brother. The victim can expect that the gang to return for revenge.

tanaumaga 4 years, 11 months ago

two people make up a gang? how many in a posse?

Amy Heeter 4 years, 11 months ago

Be in denial but louie has friends who would not hesitate to help him out. Just do a LJW search on Louie or even Galloway. Then run other names in those articles . Eventually you will get the picture.

grammaddy 4 years, 11 months ago

The victim didn't want to testify for fear the WHOLE story may come out. He's not a brave guy unless he's holding a gun.

Amy Heeter 4 years, 11 months ago

I call B.S. The accused can make any accusation they want to, but law enforcement still has to have concrete evidence before the victim can be charged for drugs.

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