Archive for Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lawrence man accused of pointing gun at officer is ordered to stand trial

November 24, 2011


A Douglas County judge Wednesday ordered a 21-year-old Lawrence man accused of pointing a shotgun at a Lawrence police officer to stand trial in the case.

District Judge Michael Malone made the ruling after hearing evidence at a preliminary hearing for Robert J. Milkey, who faces one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and two counts of aggravated assault.

Lawrence police said Milkey was arrested early on Oct. 30 in the 1500 block of East 21st Terrace. A driver had called police to report a possible drunken driver about 2:15 a.m., and the caller followed the driver to the residence on East 21st Terrace.

Once an officer arrived and began talking to the caller, police accused Milkey of coming out of the residence and pointing a shotgun at the officer and caller.

The officer had ordered Milkey to drop the weapon. After he complied, he was arrested, Malone scheduled a trial for April 2.


TopJayhawk 6 years, 4 months ago

In Topeka he would have been shot on sight.

You guys are too soft.

parrothead8 6 years, 4 months ago

In Lawrence, cooler heads prevailed and nobody got harmed.

Neomarxist123 6 years, 4 months ago

Won't do the Lawrence Police any good with the idiots (Smitty and Laura Di).

Still will claim they evil.

jhwk85 6 years, 4 months ago

You are right Topjayhawk . This would have probably been shot in Topeka if he had done that and not complied fast enough .

BlackVelvet 6 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like a lucky ending to a potentially horrible situation. If he had shot the officer, people would be criticizing the officer for not shooting. If the Officer had shot him, they would have criticized the officer for not finding a "peaceful" solution. I am, however, glad that no one got hurt.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.