A 20-year-old Olathe man has been arrested, and a 21-year-old former Kansas University student charged in what police say was a botched armed robbery early Thursday morning.
Lawrence police arrested Connor Mckenzie Mayhan Friday on charges of attempted robbery, burglary, kidnapping and assault, after he was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound suffered during an incident that started a few minutes after midnight Thursday.
According to an account provided by Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley, two suspects tried to force their way into a home in the 1200 block of New Jersey Street. At least one of them was wearing a ski mask and armed with a rifle. A resident at the home blocked the suspects from entering, and at some point in the incident one of the suspects received a gunshot wound to the arm. Because the wound required medical attention, the suspects called police and reported that they had been robbed at their home in the 800 block of Mississippi Street.
The gunshot wound was part of that story told to officers by Mayhan and Alexander Christopher Eftekhar. McKinley said officers sorted out the concocted story from the actual crime during the investigation.
Eftekhar was arrested Thursday and appeared in Douglas County District Court Friday, charged with falsely reporting a crime and attempted robbery, burglary and kidnapping. Judge Pro-Tem James George set his bond at $35,000, on condition that Eftekhar not contact or approach the scene of the crime or any victims or witnesses. Eftekhar had been enrolled at KU during the summer semester and does not have a criminal record in Kansas.
Mayhan has been booked into the Douglas County Jail but not yet charged by prosecutors. Bond has not yet been set.