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Warrant issued for sex offender who missed court on firearms charge

November 30, 2012

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Kansas prison photo of James C. Benimon II. Benimon was indicted Sept. 6 in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender when he was released from a Kansas prison in 2011. Benimon was arrested in August in Douglas County on several drug crime charges.

Kansas prison photo of James C. Benimon II. Benimon was indicted Sept. 6 in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender when he was released from a Kansas prison in 2011. Benimon was arrested in August in Douglas County on several drug crime charges.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 31-year-old Lawrence man charged with firing a gun in February outside an apartment in northern Lawrence.

James C. Benimon II failed to appear at a hearing Thursday in Douglas County District Court. Benimon faces charges of criminal discharge of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon. Benimon is accused of firing several shots from one car into another the evening of Feb. 8 outside an apartment in the 1300 block of Michigan Way, near Second and Michigan streets.

Benimon had been free after posting a $25,000 bond.

Benimon was also indicted in August in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender after being released from a Kansas prison in June 2011. Benimon had served nearly 10 years in prison for a Wyandotte County conviction for aggravated indecent solicitation of a child under the age of 14. Jim Cross, a spokesman for the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, said Benimon failed to register as a sex offender when he moved to North Dakota following his release.

Comments

jj14 2 years ago

Find him and lock him up! Throw away the key! Why did they let him go after firing shots in the street!!! Does it really take 7 months to go to court for something like this????

grammaddy 2 years ago

Why did the feds let him go after he was picked up for non-compliance with the sex offender registry?

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