A 61-year-old Lawrence man who is serving three years on probation for a 2006 robbery of a convenience store was arrested on a warrant Friday morning.
Cheryl Wright, a spokeswoman for the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, said Charles E. Smith was arrested related to an alleged probation violation.
According to jail records, Smith was arrested in the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. He had a court appearance scheduled for Friday morning in a drug possession case after he was arrested Nov. 24, which was 10 days after he was granted probation.
Smith pleaded no contest in May to one count of robbery after prosecutors accused him on Nov. 25, 2006, of robbing the Presto convenience store, 2330 Iowa, by pointing something under his shirt at the clerk and taking contents of the register so he could buy drugs. He was convicted by a jury in 2007, but an appellate court later overturned the conviction. After the plea earlier this year, District Judge Sally Pokorny agreed to let Smith go free after he had spent more than four years in custody for the 2006 robbery.
The hearing in his drug case is now scheduled for Wednesday.