Archive for Friday, December 14, 2012

Man receives probation for threat with gun

December 14, 2012


A 57-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to a year on probation Thursday stemming from an October incident in which he threatened another man with a gun.

Christopher J. Gorman was arrested Oct. 26 after a man flagged down a patrol car and told officers that Gorman had threatened him with a gun during an argument. When officers knocked on Gorman’s door in the 1300 block of Kentucky Street, he answered it with a .357 magnum revolver in his hand and was arrested.

In November, Gorman pleaded guilty to one count of criminal threat, as well as possession of marijuana.

Gorman received credit for 47 days spent in jail, and will also have to undergo a substance abuse evaluation.


HarmonKillabrew 5 years, 4 months ago

He obviously hadn't smoked any marijuana that night...he needs to chill...and enjoy his probation....haha....Deckert killed someone driving drunk and spent 14 days in the slammer, this guy pulled a firearm and "threatened" them and he spent 47 our DA is pathetic

jdc007 5 years, 4 months ago

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jdc007 5 years, 4 months ago

yes it is. I don't care if anyone knows my initials. facts are facts. the old man was drunk and hit jake. look at court records, ask eye witnesses, ask the judge. facts are facts. He did plead guilty to DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident and a stop sign infraction. he did not plead quilty to a hit and run involving a fatality. fact are facts, jack.

RoeDapple 5 years, 4 months ago

Then why did you plead guilty? Oh yeah, plea bargain.

From Dec 4, 2008 LJWorld - "A Lawrence man who pleaded guilty in a fatal hit-and-run case will spend 14 days in jail and be on intensive, supervised parole for two years, a Douglas County judge ruled on Thursday."

You probably don't remember telling me about the plea bargain but the charges you plead guilty to were save your a$$ on other charges. Just remember, YOU ran the stop sign, Mr. Crum had the right of way, even if he shouldn't have been on the street.

Your attitude here only proves you are still in denial and have no remorse for your crime.

jdc007 5 years, 4 months ago

actually it wasnt me but I'd like to thank you for that compliment. Mr Deckert is an upstanding citizen and if you, or anyone says otherwise, they are idiots. unfortunatley someone lost their life in this horrible accident but the man who did also shares a ton of blame in this ordeal. if you can't see that then you do not know anything. he was proven to be hammered drunk and eye witnesses, yes more than one, stated that the older gentlemen hit mr deckert. that's about as black and white as it gets.

kef104 5 years, 4 months ago

Maybe I missed something, have our laws changed and now the DA is responsible for sentencing criminals? What a shocking development. Seriously, the DA has nothing to do with sentencing and it says much about those who try to shift the blame away from our horrible sentencing guidelines. And yes I will admit and state the following: I like our DA. He is a good man and cares about doing what is right.

We need guidelines that charge anyone who commits a crime with a gun or even one who commits a crime insinuating they have a gun, with attempted murder. These terrorists/ criminals are threatening to kill in order to carry out their crimes. Why wait for them to actually kill? This is a can of worms worth arguing about. Go to it.

John Kyle 5 years, 4 months ago

NO! It's "when you assume, you make and "ass" out of "u" and "me""

You see, it actually spells the word 'assume'

Phoghorn 5 years, 4 months ago

Good grief, did our DA steal your prom date back in High School? I just don't understand your constant anger towards him.

riverdrifter 5 years, 4 months ago

"You don't have to understand my feelings towards our cowardly DA."

No, we don't have to understand your "feelings" to figure out that you have an axe to grind. Tell us your story.

jdc007 5 years, 4 months ago

correction. 14 days for killing someone? I remember it differently. the incident that you are referring to was an instanace when an older gentlemen drove hammered, was swerving and hit another young man. the older man was proven to be 4 times the legal limit. it was an unfortunate accident but the real victim is the young man who's car was struck, while he was at a stop sign.

jdc007 5 years, 4 months ago

if you look at the initials pretty sure jdc would mean that my last name was something other than deckert. genius. read a book.

bearded_gnome 5 years, 4 months ago

When officers knocked on Gorman’s door in the 1300 block of Kentucky Street, he answered it with a .357 magnum revolver in his hand and was arrested.


bearded_gnome 5 years, 4 months ago

Argument? bet it was over pot!

want this dude on the streets?

Lisa Medsker 5 years, 4 months ago

Answering your door to the police with a .357 in your hand sounds like a quick way to get to the morgue. I'd say the guy got off easy, since he's still above ground and sucking air.

beatrice 5 years, 4 months ago

This story relates to guns. I'm surprised commenting has not yet been disabled on this item.

riverdrifter 5 years, 4 months ago

"Is it againt (sic) the law to answer the door with gun in your hand?" Nope. It's also not against the law to go ice skating on an inch of ice.

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