Archive for Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lawrence man pleads guilty to making a criminal threat involving a gun

November 8, 2012


A 57-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty Wednesday to making a criminal threat. He was accused of menacing a Lawrence resident with a gun during a dispute two weeks ago, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office.

Christopher J. Gorman was arrested Oct. 26 after a man flagged down a patrol car and told officers 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.

Gorman also pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 13.


alcoholbliss 5 years, 3 months ago

Why did it take two weeks? The guy that reported him, and police must have harassed him all that time, for him to feel like he had to answer the door with a .357...

Number_1_Grandma 5 years, 3 months ago

Maybe the guy wouldn't share his weed with officers and they had no choice then but to charge him....

bearded_gnome 5 years, 3 months ago

an argument ...

hmmm ... suppose it was over a chess match?

somebodynew 5 years, 3 months ago

alcoholbliss - I will give you a little slack on this, since this article isn't real clear. They did NOT wait 2 weeks. The original article said the guy was arrested the night it happened. He has now plead guilty, 2 weeks later.

BTW- that has to be record time for a plea deal in this county. Must have been a really good solid case.

jhawkinsf 5 years, 3 months ago

Sentenced next month to ... probation?

RoeDapple 5 years, 3 months ago

So . . . criminal threat with a firearm is a felony, right? Where can I make a bid on this .357 mag?

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