Archive for Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lawrence man accused of assaulting police officer to go on trial for more severe count than original charge

March 9, 2011


A Douglas County judge ruled Tuesday that a 20-year-old Lawrence man, accused of assaulting a Lawrence police officer, will go to trial on a more severe count than he was originally charged with.

After a preliminary hearing, assistant district attorney Deborah Moody asked District Judge Kay Huff to bind Louis G. Galloway Jr. over on aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer causing great bodily harm.

Prosecutors accuse Galloway of injuring Lawrence police officer Jonathon Evinger during a Feb. 26 traffic stop in the 2100 block of West 26th Street. Prosecutors said Evinger, who was briefly hospitalized, had a concussion. Witnesses who testified Tuesday included Evinger and officer Stephen Ramsdell.

Galloway is also accused of two counts of misdemeanor assault against Ramsdell. He also faces misdemeanor obstruction charges and a theft charge because he was accused of stealing 14 cases of beer from Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive.

Galloway remains in jail on $75,000 bond. A trial is scheduled for May 18.


UNIKU 7 years, 1 month ago

Sit tight folks -- Smitty will soon tells us why this is unfair and unjust....

smitty 7 years, 1 month ago

What a foolish, stupid, non-issue cry for attention to invoke my name when the legal system has done something right. Your personal vendetta is indicative of your own mental weakness.

I applaud assistant district attorney Deborah Moody who asked District Judge Kay Huff for their actions toward Louis G. Galloway Jr.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 1 month ago

smitty slagging somebody else about a personal vendetta? That's major LOLZ.

somedude20 7 years, 1 month ago

14 cases of beer on the wall. 14 cases of beer, steal one down, throw a cop around, 14 cases of beer. that could be a good country song...."i've got friends in low places with 14 cases of beer and the cops are quite near and I am gettin hauled away"

Paul R Getto 7 years, 1 month ago

Be nice to the cops, particularly after they have nabbed you. If you make them mad they can/will hurt or kill you.

thebigspoon 7 years, 1 month ago

Kinda what is expected from you, LG. Any idea why you said that or is it just your normal knee-jerk? A guy is injured trying to protect you and everyone else and you dog on him without knowing what happened. Really nice. And you, Paul, are just as bad. There's no reason to believe anything untoward went on, but you've got to cast your aspersions on the cop. You guys are a real pair.

jafs 7 years, 1 month ago

Did you miss the part where the officer was hospitalized with a concussion?

Are you just always anti-police?

Kendall Simmons 7 years, 1 month ago

Sevier's death was suicide by cop.

And it was 20 years ago. Mental health treatment options and availability have changed a lot for the better since then...although our current state leadership seems bound and determined to turn the clock back to the dark old days.

Plus CIT training for police was new 20 years ago. (Developed and implemented in Memphis because police shot and killed a man in crisis.) Unfortunately, Lawrence police still don't receive this training, even though it's only $50 an officer. Hopefully the new chief will be more aware of the need for it here in Lawrence.

Paul R Getto 7 years, 1 month ago

TBS: Perhaps you didn't understand. Run if you want (dumb idea) but once they have you in custody, settle down. They call them "the man' for a reason. They've got the guns and the authority to use them. Settle it in court and don't fight the man. Ask Nick Price and Tiger Dowdell about these can do as they are dead. Good cops, like other public servants, have my sincere respect. They do impossible jobs for relatively low pay. The best of the police are like good social workers and never draw a gun except on the practice range. Why? Because they are skilled, professional and good at their jobs.

thebigspoon 7 years, 1 month ago

But I did understand, Paul, and I agree with what you are NOW saying. However, if you'll read your original post again with an open mind you'll see that it is a slam against the cop, and I'm betting you weren't there to see what lack of "professionalism" and predominance of "ego" caused the cop to substain a concussiion. Making comments such as yours is a great way to obscure the real issue: the idiot ran, fought, was subdued, and caused injury to a man whose only interest was in enforcing the law. That he has to read your backhanded slam is an insult to his integrity as well as to your believability.

And, while we're at it, where did you come up with this "the best of the police" never draw their guns? Are you a cop or someone who knows firsthand? So any cop who feels forced to draw or use his weapon is not professional and not good at his job? When will you just stop this nonsense?

Sheryl Wiggins 7 years, 1 month ago

whoa--that's quite a conclusion you jumped to there bigspoon. Why so defensive? I'd say Mr. Getto backed his opinion up with logical statements. You? Not so much.

jessanddaron 7 years, 1 month ago

I'm not sure how a good cop never draws his gun? If they weren't necessary at some point they wouldn't be issued to police officers. So what are the cops supposed to do when deadly weapons are involved? Speak nicely because everyone they deal with is rational and clearly thinking at the moment?

bad_dog 7 years, 1 month ago

So just how does an British Bobbie survive without a gun?

jhawkinsf 7 years, 1 month ago

The British don't have a Second Amendment.

jessanddaron 7 years, 1 month ago

A good cop practices enough to have his side arm feel natural like an extension of his body in the SMALL chance he has to use it to protect himself or someone else which is what you sign up for as a police officer...

Richard Payton 7 years, 1 month ago

Federal Marshall was killed in action in St. Louis yesterday. Reports suggest more assaults on police officers and emergency room workers has risen during the last few years. This is a reflection upon our society.

Kris_H 7 years, 1 month ago

The best of criminals never knock down cops and give them concussions, either, they are just always ready to.

The attitude that officers should never use the means of force they have available is a nice theory, but in practice it could get somebody killed. Hope it's not you.

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