Archive for Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Man accused of battery found competent for trial

May 3, 2011


A Douglas County judge Tuesday declared a 34-year-old Lawrence man competent to assist in his defense in connection with charges related to a March incident in the 1400 block of Haskell Avenue.

District Judge Michael Malone made the ruling in the case of Leon E. Kimball, 34, who is accused of breaking into a residence, forcing one resident inside to go with him to find someone else and punching another of the residents, who required stitches.

Prosecutors have filed aggravated charges of battery, robbery, kidnapping and burglary against him.

Two co-defendants, Joshua D. Haynes, 22, and Tasha M. Barnes, 34, have already entered pleas to misdemeanor criminal restraint and criminal trespassing charges in the case. Prosecutors said there was no evidence Haynes and Barnes struck anyone during the incident.

Malone sentenced Haynes to serve 12 months on probation and to have no contact with his co-defendants or victims. Malone is scheduled to sentence Barnes on May 12.

A preliminary hearing for Kimball is scheduled for May 25.


Flap Doodle 2 years, 10 months ago

Somebody's all cranky & needs a nap.


smitty 2 years, 10 months ago

Why does the JW on-line staff allow the YH or my name to be invoked when there is not a post by me or the YH? Why does the JW on-line staff allow obvious provocation? Why is the JW on-line staff biased to the detriment of the quality of on-line posts by a select few?

You have choosen not to ban me. There is a block on all those different threads where either my name or the YH was invoked when neither of us were posting or involved in those threads.

Why the double standards, JW? JW on-line staff allow ad hominem attacks without revmoving them, then removes the attacked from replying. If the JW did a fair and equitable job of monitoring, all of the ad hominem and off subject provocations would have been removed.


UNIKU 2 years, 11 months ago

Is he an employee of Yellow House?


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