Archive for Monday, May 21, 2012

Lawrence man, 27, gets probation in aggravated battery case

May 21, 2012


A Douglas County District Court judge sentenced on Monday a 27-year-old Lawrence man to serve two years probation after the man earlier pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated battery.

The man, Arvelle Martez Trotter, had initially been ordered to stand trial on one count of rape following a Dec. 10 incident where prosecutors alleged he assaulted a woman at their residence in north-central Lawrence.

Prosecutors alleged he committed the crime while the victim was “unconscious or physically powerless.”

Trotter pleaded to the lesser charge as part of a plea bargain in the case.

Judge Kay Huff followed sentencing guidelines in the case, and ordered the defendant not to use alcohol or illegal drugs while on probation, to submit to electronic monitoring if ordered to do so and to maintain full-time employment or student status while serving his probation.


Randall Uhrich 6 years, 1 month ago

A slap on the wrist for rape? he must be white and had a good attorney.

Shane Powers 6 years, 1 month ago

I don't see the correlation between the color of the scumbag and the judges poor decision making skills, but if I was a gamblin' man...Arvelle Martez is not white. Why are plea deals offered on rape charges?? Last time I checked, less rapists on the streets is better.

Deb Engstrom 6 years, 1 month ago

Arvelle is not white nor is he a rapist. Hopefully he can get his life back on track after this. He probably did have a good attorney, though.

lister03 6 years ago

And the folks of Lawrence KS wonder why there are so many rapes? Its because they slap em on the wrist and throw em back in the WILD to attack again!! And Obviously he is a rapist or would not be being tried as one!! just throwin that one in there! And once a rapist always a rapist

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