Archive for Sunday, December 2, 2012

20-year-old man in jail on kidnapping, robbery charges

December 2, 2012, 2:09 p.m. Updated December 2, 2012, 6:35 p.m.


A 20-year-old Ottawa man is being held on a $50,000 bond at Douglas County Jail after being arrested on charges of kidnapping and robbery stemming from a Jan. 10 incident.

Dustin Jamal Burnett was arrested in Jackson County, Mo., by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon on a warrant.

Burnett is the fourth person arrested in the case, which involved the robbery of four people in the 1700 block of West 19th Street.

According to police, four or five men stopped by around midnight on Jan. 10 to visit someone they knew in the apartment.

After a short time, the suspects — who indicated they had guns — robbed four victims in the home. The suspects took money, cell phones and other items from the home.

The other suspects, all Ottawa men, have since been arrested, convicted. They are:

• Colby Blaine Simon, 19, pleaded no contest to attempted robbery and theft and is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 10.

• Dominique Rashad Burnett, 22, Ottawa, was sentenced to 52 months in prison in September after pleading guilty to various charges.

• Dallas Jay Ambler, 22, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted robbery and will be sentenced Dec. 21.


Ignignokt 4 years, 10 months ago

Why did the Douglas County Sheriff's Office arrest anyone in Jackson County, MO?

Shaun Hittle 4 years, 10 months ago

Might have been a local case, and had a warrant out. Or, an investigation from here led them to another jurisdiction.

trinity 4 years, 10 months ago

Could have already been in custody in Jackson Co. Mo. on a different matter, Dg. Co. was notified, then went&picked him up.

Dusty Murphy 4 years, 10 months ago

Aren't certain home invasions classified as a robbery AND kidnapping? Or am I remembering that wrong?

Shelley Bock 4 years, 10 months ago

Not kidnapping unless directed to another part of the structure (or to a different structure) or somehow significantly restrained such as being tied up. Probably, there are variations of this rule. Becomes an issue of fact.

angrybird2 4 years, 10 months ago

I'm just really irritated at the fact that the robbery consisted of "someone stole my weed." Along with that, not one of them could identify anyone but Simon... yet, they (the "victims" are not being persecuted for possession nor intent to distribute). But of course, none of this is being put out there for the public to hear.

So you're telling me that you can now go to prison, for taking marijuana from a KNOWN drug dealer who has been caught NUMEROUS times?? Hmm. Seems pretty sketchy to me. But hey, it is what it is right? As long as we have the thieves off the street, we'll keep the drug dealers... Way to go Lawrence judicial system. Stay Classy.

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