Archive for Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Suspect makes a run for it, but police get their man

October 26, 2011


Lawrence police on Tuesday evening arrested a 28-year-old Lawrence man on several charges after he ran from officers in east Lawrence.

Sgt. Matt Sarna, a police spokesman, said that at 5:30 p.m., an officer noticed the suspect, Anthony J. Belles, who had several warrants out for his arrest, in a vehicle near Eighth and New Hampshire streets. After a vehicle stop, the man ran away on foot, and police officers and a sheriff’s deputy pursued him.

Sarna said the suspect threw a brick at a patrol car in the 800 block of New York Street and then ran inside A-1 Automotive, 837 Pa., and took a transmission disc. Officers caught up with Belles and took him into custody near Ninth and Delaware streets, and took him to the Douglas County Jail.

Douglas County prosecutors filed two counts of aggravated assault, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of obstruction against Belles.

According to jail records, Belles had outstanding warrants for his arrest in Lawrence Municipal Court and district courts in Douglas and Johnson counties.


somebodynew 6 years, 6 months ago

Ask not who the 'belles' toll for: they toll for thee.....

And hopefull the "toll" will be really high this time.

someguy 6 years, 6 months ago

If he really wanted to run and not get caught he should have tried Memorial Stadium on a Saturday afternoon.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 6 months ago

Transmission disc? Was he planning to get all Xena on the police who were chasing him?

TopJayhawk 6 years, 6 months ago

He's just taking it "one piece at a time."

Next week, the throw -out bearing.

Joe Hyde 6 years, 6 months ago

The worst part of this was throwing the brick. That thing flies through a rolled-down driver's side window and makes a side impact head strike, you have a dead or severely disabled patrolman.

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