A 21-year-old woman pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts Wednesday morning in connection with a December burglary near the Kansas University campus.
Shelby Sprauer pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal restraint and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal restraint. District Judge Kay Huff sentenced her to serve one year on probation and 28 days in Douglas County Jail.
Prosecutors accused Sprauer of participating in a Dec. 3 scheme with three other people to rob an apartment resident in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street. She initially was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and aggravated burglary. Huff declared a mistrial June 1 because Sprauer’s defense attorney, Tom Bath, asked for more time to review phone records Lawrence police detectives had collected.
Three other co-defendants have entered pleas in the case. Kyle Peterson, 21, received a two-year probation term last week, and Kayla Kling, 20, and Michael Hammond, 21, will be sentenced in August. Prosecutors accuse Hammond of recruiting three Wichita men one night earlier to rob the same target — a suspected drug dealer — in the same apartment building, but the suspects burst into the wrong apartment.
The Wichita men’s robbery cases are pending.