Archive for Monday, October 10, 2011

2 Leavenworth men arrested in connection with gunfire incident in Lawrence post bond

October 10, 2011, 12:25 p.m. Updated October 10, 2011, 5:05 p.m.


Two Leavenworth men who were arrested early Sunday in connection with a gunfire incident in Lawrence posted bond before formal charges were filed, according to Douglas County Jail records.

Police were investigating a report that shots were fired at 12:30 a.m. outside the Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill, 804 W. 24th St. Two employees of the bar were listed as victims in the police report, and the suspect was accused of using a handgun and being under the influence of alcohol.

Lawrence police Capt. Bill Cory said that early Sunday that officers had arrested the two men after they were found in a gray Cadillac that police thought was connected to the shooting incident. The men were taken into custody at Presto Convenience Store, 1802 W. 23rd St.

Police reported no injuries in the incident.

A 21-year-old Leavenworth man was booked into jail on charges of criminal discharge of a firearm and two counts of aggravated battery. He posted $25,000 bond Sunday evening and was given notice to appear in court Oct. 24. Douglas County prosecutors would likely make a decision about filing formal charges in the case before then.

Lawrence police also arrested an 18-year-old Leavenworth man in connection with the case on charges of obstruction. He posted $4,000 bond Sunday night and was also given notice to appear in court Oct. 24, but prosecutors had not charged him formally as of Monday.

The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects unless formal charges are filed.


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