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Second defendant charged in Dec. 13 botched robbery attempt

December 17, 2012

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A 20-year-old Olathe man was charged Monday with attempted robbery, attempted kidnapping, attempted burglary and falsely reporting a crime, all stemming from a Dec. 14 incident.

Connor McKenzie Mayhan, who had his left arm in a sling during Monday's court appearance, is accused of participating in a botched armed robbery attempt during which he was shot in the arm.

Lawrence police say Mayhan, and co-defendant Alex Eftekhar, 21, are suspected of trying to force their way into a home in the 1200 block of New Jersey Street just after midnight Thursday.

At least one of them was wearing a ski mask and armed with a rifle. A resident at the home blocked the two from entering, and at some point in the incident Mayhan received a gunshot wound to the arm, police said.

Officers said they learned through interviews that because the wound required medical attention, Mayhan and Eftekhar called police and reported that they had been robbed at their home in the 800 block of Mississippi Street.

Mayhan is being held on a $15,000 bond, while Eftekhar — facing similar charges — was released Friday on a $35,000 bond.

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