Archive for Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Police ask for public’s help in finding three suspects in Lawrence carjacking

August 9, 2011, 5:13 p.m. Updated August 9, 2011, 5:26 p.m.


Charles E. Reed

Charles E. Reed

Travis J. Brownlee,

Travis J. Brownlee,

Deondria Smith

Deondria Smith

Lawrence police are asking for the public’s help in finding three people wanted in connection with a suspected July 23 carjacking in west Lawrence.

Sgt. Matt Sarna, a police spokesman, said police are looking for Charles E. Reed, 19, Travis J. Brownlee, 33, and Deondria Smith, 26. They are wanted in connection with the robbery that occurred about 3:45 a.m. July 23 in the 2400 block of Winterbrook Drive, southwest of Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive.

A 28-year-old Lawrence man reported to police that night he suffered a head injury after two men, one armed with a handgun, tried to push him into his vehicle. When the man resisted he was struck in the head, and as the victim tried to run for help the suspects stole his vehicle.

The victim was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Police Tuesday identified the three suspects, who are believed to be either in Lawrence, Topeka or the Kansas City area.

“All three subjects should be considered armed and dangerous,” Sarna said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police, 785-832-7650, or Douglas County Crime Stoppers, 785-843-TIPS (8477). Callers to crime stoppers with information leading to the arrest or one or all of the suspects could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.


Reuben Turner 6 years, 4 months ago

this is a shame. and i hope that someone turns them in. the sad thing is, they are probably sitting around at someone house being hid. i know of all three and especially the female and i would never thought, in the wildest imagination, that she would entangle herself in some mess like this. But if i were to see her or any of the rest of them, i'd turn em' in and get that reward!!

pizzapete 6 years, 4 months ago

Cletus, you know these people? You should probably call the cops and let them know the places that they frequent. You might have some information that would be helpful to their capture.

Grundoon Luna 6 years, 4 months ago

Deon's mom must be so disappointed. I worked with her for a long time. Deon, too, though for a shorter time. You are right, this is a shame.

doc1 6 years, 4 months ago

turn it into crime stoppers. And get paid cash to do it. There is no loyalty with thugs when money can be made.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 4 months ago

Criminal masterminds like that, they could be anywhere by now.

windjammer 6 years, 4 months ago

"Masterminds" I don't think so. Check out their crimnal records you will find that none of them have a mind. All thugs.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 4 months ago

wind, please activate your sarcasm detector.

Scott Morgan 6 years, 4 months ago

snap, don't be so quick, I did a background check on Reed. Apparently Charles E. Reed is a family practice M.D. practicing in Louisiana.

One must ask why?

somemisfits 6 years, 4 months ago

You can totally find Ms. Smith on Facebook. Look her up, LPD. You can friend her and then find her based on her status updates!

imastinker 6 years, 4 months ago

That's too funny!

And true. Do you think she's add LPD as her friend to see her status updates?

meggers 6 years, 4 months ago

A description of the vehicle might be helpful. Although they've probably ditched it by now, locating it will at least give the police an idea of where they've been.

obamasocks 6 years, 4 months ago

Anyone check post these pictures at the MU campus? just sayin....

jonas_opines 6 years, 4 months ago

Damn, this had to have been less than 500 feet from the house I just moved out of and lived in for six years. Haven't ever seen any other problems on the block at all.

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