Archive for Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Man pleads no contest to assault

August 29, 2012


A 52-year-old Lawrence man accused of threatening another man downtown pleaded no contest to aggravated assault Wednesday.

Prosecutor David Melton, a chief assistant district attorney, said James Campbell walked up to a man about 2:40 a.m. Aug. 14 in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street with the intention of committing a battery against the victim and threatening him. According to a police report, Campbell was accused of using a knife to threaten a 22-year-old Leawood man.

“The state does believe that Mr. Campbell has a serious problem with alcohol,” Melton said.

District Judge Kay Huff is scheduled to sentence Campbell at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 28. Defense attorney Branden Smith said he expected Campbell to qualify for probation.


Ragingbear 5 years, 4 months ago

Suspect was reported saying something about soup being a good food.

Outsidelookingin 5 years, 4 months ago

Surely not someone from Lawrence committing a crime! Some will say he was from Topeka and just came to Lawrence to commit crimes?

bad_dog 5 years, 4 months ago

Nah, he didn't actually shoot, stab, rob or beat the person so he couldn't be from Topeka...

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