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KCK woman charged for December crime spree in Lawrence

March 16, 2011

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Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman in connection with a December crime spree in Lawrence that included an armed robbery.

Ashley C. R. Johnson was brought to Douglas County Jail Wednesday afternoon on a warrant from Wyandotte County, according to jail records. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said prosecutors have charged Johnson with one count of aggravated robbery, one count of theft and two counts of criminal use of a financial card.

According to Lawrence police, the robbery charge is in connection with an incident the night of Dec. 28 when a 20-year-old Lawrence man said he was walking in the 300 block of West 12th Street and a man got out of a vehicle and demanded the victim’s wallet. The suspect then drove away.

Johnson is suspected of being involved the robbery and about 90 minutes earlier stealing a 22-year-old Lawrence woman’s purse and bank cards during a party at It’s Brothers, 1105 Mass. She’s also suspected of using the woman’s cards at two stores in Lawrence.

Johnson is expected to appear before a Douglas County judge Thursday. It was not immediately clear Wednesday if anyone else had been charged in the case.

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