Archive for Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jury convicts resident of violent armed robbery in central Lawrence

March 11, 2010


A Douglas County jury found a 26-year-old Lawrence man guilty of robbery and several other charges on Wednesday, for an Aug. 7 incident in central Lawrence.

Franz Stangl

Franz Stangl

District Attorney Charles Branson said Franz Stangl kicked in the door of a residence in the 900 block of Louisiana Street and “held a gun to the victim’s head, demanded items the victim did not have and proceeded to punch, kick and stomp the victim’s head.” Prosecutors said Stangl also broke two pairs of the victim’s glasses, ripped a modem out of his wall and stole his cell phone.

Stangl is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief Judge Robert Fairchild at 8:30 a.m. April 16. He was found guilty of robbery, aggravated burglary, intimidation of a witness or victim and criminal damage to property.

Mark Ottman

Mark Ottman

Mark Ottman, Stangl’s accomplice, pleaded no contest last year to charges of robbery and aggravated burglary and was sentenced by Judge Fairchild to 32 months in prison.


somedude20 8 years, 2 months ago

Lawrence is a PAD state led by jagaloons that steal stolen drugs that shoot people who are not birthers! Take what you want but eat what you take

charles bronson, stealing stolen phones and jagaloon care live unprecedented may Jobu bless you

jbiegs 8 years, 2 months ago

I thought all crimes committed in Lawrence were the product of Topekans? Excuse me, Googleites! LOL

Ceallach 8 years, 2 months ago

atwha isya omesa udeda alkingta aya outba?

bad_dog 8 years, 2 months ago

I think he's spoofing a certain other LJW poster (Barry Manilow/Tommy Penders), Ceallach...

Steve Jacob 8 years, 2 months ago

Charles Branson tried a case! The other guy seemed to get off easy, but he was smart enough to not be holding the gun, I guess.

iowastreetradar 8 years, 2 months ago

I went to Topeka High School with this guy. He goes by the name Casey.

Bessie 8 years, 2 months ago

Yeah about time Charles Branson tried a case!

jbaranski55 8 years, 2 months ago

Charles Branson is a joke! The Mark Ottman case was a very light sentance. Assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, aggravated assault (home invasion), 32 months???? This is not the first time and it will not be the last. Any DA who brushes off violent crime cases needs to go!

philcanty 8 years, 2 months ago

just for clarification, both of these guys are from topeka, despite what the article may indicate.

Scott Frazier 8 years, 2 months ago

I was on the jury. Charles Branson never set foot in that courtroom. And the kid was a punk. I hope he gets the max+.

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