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Former KU student sentenced to probation for telling lie that led to lockdown of residence hall

March 25, 2011

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KU campus gun incident

Police were searching Friday afternoon for a suspect who was reportedly carrying a gun inside McCollum residence hall on the KU campus. The suspect has not yet been located.

A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday morning to falsely reporting a crime in connection with an April 2010 incident that prompted police to lock down Kansas University’s largest residence hall as they searched for a reported gunman.

The crime was later discovered to be a hoax.

Douglas County prosecutors said District Judge Sally Pokorny sentenced Kori B. Williams to serve six months of unsupervised probation for the misdemeanor conviction.

Samuel L. Moore of Kansas City, Kan., had pleaded guilty to obstruction in the case last June and received a one-year probation sentence for lying to KU Public Safety officers.

On April 30, police were investigating a reported domestic incident at McCollum Hall after a resident heard a male voice in the next room say, “Where’s my gun?”

Prosecutors said Williams, a McCollum Hall resident at the time, and Moore were the ones arguing, but they made up a story, saying another man attacked Williams. The couple fabricated the story to prevent Moore, who was banned from the dorm, from getting in trouble.

The event led to a lockdown of the dorm and a large manhunt before Moore later turned himself in to police.

Williams is no longer a KU student and currently attends school and works in the St. Louis area, prosecutors said. If she commits any other crimes in the next six months, Pokorny could decide to revoke her probation and order her serve 30 days in jail for the Douglas County conviction.

Comments

kusp8 3 years, 9 months ago

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Kontum1972 3 years, 9 months ago

i hope they sent the bill for all city police and KU Public Safety officers time for the false alarm to her parents...and we dont end up eating it as taxpayers, bet she screws up b4 then..thats her M.O..more than likely, she sounds like a real winner.

ksarmychick 3 years, 9 months ago

she was legally an adult when the crime occured....she should get the bill not her parents.

TimW 3 years, 9 months ago

Why the parents? She is (and was at the time) an adult. I think it'd be more than fair for her to have to face her own responsibilities instead of having it thrown back at her parents, they didn't do the crime.

TimW 3 years, 9 months ago

Why the parents? She is (and was at the time) an adult. I think it'd be more than fair for her to have to face her own responsibilities instead of having it thrown back at her parents, they didn't do the crime.

Kendall Simmons 3 years, 9 months ago

Oh, come on. The police came because her loser boyfriend made a threatening-sounding comment and someone overheard it and appropriately called the police. (Kudos to the concerned caller.) Then the dimbo lies to the police about the incident to protect her loser boyfriend.

Do you really think that a weekend in jail is going to magically provide this dimbo with common sense? Or good taste in boyfriends? Or that it's worth the time and effort AND MONEY to put her in jail for a weekend or try to get that money back? Not just the money for the results of her lying to the cops but jail time plus collection efforts?

Gimme a break. It's a misdemeanor. There's only so much the law can do. Plus she's no longer a KU student...and she lives out-of-state. She was shamed and ridiculed and berated and demeaned. Plus KU reamed her a new one. If all that wasn't enough to get her head on straight, then don't kid yourself that a weekend in jail will make a difference.

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