Archive for Friday, February 18, 2011

Jefferson County prosecutors charge half-brother with attempted second-degree murder in Thursday shooting

February 18, 2011


A rural Lawrence man who was accused of shooting his half-brother during an argument early Thursday made a first appearance in court Friday morning.

Jefferson County prosecutors have charged 24-year-old Bryan E. Poeverlein with attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery.

A Jefferson County judge in Oskaloosa set Poeverlein’s bond Friday morning at $50,000, cash or surety. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for April 12.

Prosecutors accuse Poeverlein of shooting his 22-year-old half-brother around 2:30 a.m. during an argument the two men had at their residence in the 1700 block of Wellman Road, about 8 miles north of Lawrence.

Lawrence attorney Sarah Swain is representing Poeverlein.


Nonsense 7 years, 4 months ago

Well, get ready to go to jail if you hired Swain!

Linda Schwertfeger 7 years, 4 months ago

Swain is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Kansas, in my opinion.

kimk 7 years, 4 months ago

What a horrible situation for this family to be going through. But, if there is any attorney that can help them out, it is Sarah Swain.

countrygal07 7 years, 4 months ago

I feel for the family cause Its being handled in Jefferson County. Hope Swain is really good cause theres some crooked people involved in the court system in Jefferson County. Good luck to the family. Prayers are with you

Steve Miller 7 years, 4 months ago

I heard that swain didn't know brush from big timber, and there's alot of big timber in jeff. co

Scruggsy 7 years, 4 months ago

he good guy dont know why hes getting framed everbodie know it case of mistakened identatee why would he shoot his half brother when everbodie know he his own grandpa everbodie no it aint his truck and anyway so what if it is and why does everbodie in the JF have to put a numbar after their screen name is it because thay are all there own grandpa how about you all peopl mind your own bisness if you were your own grandpa you wouldnt like it ether

countrygal07 7 years, 4 months ago

Scruggsy- Its really none of your damn business why we have numbers on our screenname. Pracrice what you preach. Mind your own business. Your sound like a backdoor redneck to me

charlenesharon 7 years, 1 month ago

your make no sence scruggsy. what story are u talking about?

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