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Two Fort Leavenworth soldiers accused of robbing KU students at gunpoint

June 24, 2011

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Douglas County prosecutors have filed several charges, including counts of aggravated robbery, against two Fort Leavenworth soldiers accused of robbing two Kansas University students at gunpoint on campus early Thursday morning.

Prosecutors filed two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of aggravated intimidation of a victim against Brandon James Huggins, 23, and Michael Martin Gerald, 21. Both men are scheduled to appear before a judge at 3:30 p.m. Friday to get bond set in the case.

KU officials said two male students reported they were approached by two men, both of whom were armed with a gun, behind Snow Hall at 1:45 a.m. Thursday. The suspects took property from the victims before leaving the scene, but Lawrence police found the two suspects 20 minutes later.

KU Public Safety officers then interviewed Huggins and Gerald before arresting them. A Fort Leavenworth spokeswoman has said both men are soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army post.

Comments

Steve Jacob 4 years, 1 month ago

Talk about idiots. The Army does not go easy on soldiers doing stuff like this.

bevy 4 years, 1 month ago

Maybe they figured jail time was better than getting sent to Afghanistan. I'm glad no one was hurt!

Hey editor, this is unclear, did each assailant have a gun, or were they sharing a single one? The article states " two men, both of whom were armed with a gun." If they weren't sharing, then you mean: "two men, each of whom were armed with a gun" or "two men, both of whom were armed with guns."

Jeff Plinsky 4 years, 1 month ago

Well, it looks like we have a new source of violence in our fair city. After we build a wall to the west to keep out the Topekans, and one to the east to keep out the 'dotters, I guess we need to build one to the north to keep out the Army. Good thing the Baldwinites (Baldwinians?) never do anything illegal here or we'd be walled in!

Will Babbit 4 years, 1 month ago

Still gotta watch out for the Ottowans though...

nascar 4 years, 1 month ago

Guess these are not the ones who relieved my oldest last evening of his wallet including cash and ID's.

Fire_all_politicians 4 years, 1 month ago

They might very well be. If your "oldest" was held up, contact the Police. It's not likely these scum have only done this once.

rousseau108 4 years, 1 month ago

Except that these guys were already in jail when it happened, based on the time of Nascar's post and the time these two were arrested.

Joe Hyde 4 years, 1 month ago

These two soldiers should have joined the Syrian Army. Instead of getting arrested they'd both be receiving field promotions.

(The sarcasm lamp is lit....)

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