Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2011

Judge orders Lawrence woman to serve one year on probation for role in March incident

June 2, 2011


A judge Friday ordered a 34-year-old Lawrence woman to serve one year on probation for her role in a March incident in the 1400 block of Haskell Avenue.

District Judge Michael Malone also ordered Tasha M. Barnes to continue to meet with and comply with all orders from her caseworker at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.

Barnes had entered a plea in April to misdemeanor criminal restraint and criminal trespassing charges in connection with the incident. Co-defendant Leon E. Kimball, 34, was accused of breaking into the residence, forcing one resident inside to go with him to find someone else and punching another resident, who required stitches.

Kimball, who was recently declared competent to stand trial, still faces aggravated charges of battery, robbery, kidnapping and burglary. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 21.

Another co-defendant Joshua D. Haynes, 22, was also ordered earlier to serve one year on probation to have no contact with co-defendants or victims in the case. Prosecutors have said there was no evidence Haynes or Barnes struck anyone during the incident.


Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 7 years ago

Is this justice? Does this make you worry about committing a crime? Not to my way of thinking, and the next article is ever worse. Thank you, Lynn

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