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9 burglary, theft charges filed against Topeka man, 19

June 28, 2012

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Douglas Count prosecutors filed nine burglary and theft charges Wednesday against a 19-year-old Topeka man who is a suspect in several burglaries committed late Monday in southeast Lawrence.

Prosecutors filed charges of aggravated burglary, four counts of theft and four counts of vehicle burglary against Alexander James McKinsey. A judge set McKinsey’s bond at $10,000. Lawrence police arrested McKinsey on Tuesday; a Lawrence officer traveled to Eudora after a Eudora police officer made a car stop regarding a shoplifting call at a Eudora convenience store early Tuesday, and police said they were able to connect McKinsey to several vehicle burglaries and one garage burglary reported hours earlier in the area of the 1600 block of Matthew Terrace in southeast Lawrence.

Two other Topeka men, ages 18 and 21, were also arrested in the Eudora car stop, but Cheryl Wright, a Douglas County district attorney’s office spokeswoman, said those men were released from jail after prosecutors did not file charges against

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