Archive for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Assault charges dismissed after two witnesses don’t show up for court

October 30, 2012


Douglas County District Judge Sally Pokorny Tuesday dismissed two aggravated assault charges against a 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man accused of displaying a handgun in August during a domestic dispute in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue.

Aaron J. Epps was in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing, but witnesses to the alleged incident did not appear. Epps’ defense asked for, and was granted, dismissal of the charges.

Epps was accused of threatening a 17-year-old juvenile and another man with a gun during the incident. He also faced a misdemeanor domestic battery count for having physical contact with a woman.


smitty 1 year, 5 months ago

Happened at LDCHA, 1600 Haskell. There has been recent escalation of JW reported problems at that address this year and that's with Milspec regularly touring the complex. Why the deterioration of the peaceful atmosphere at LDCHA? Oury has only been there over a year. Any changes in management style, Milspec responsibilities, change in tenant qualifications/screening, going on or is 1600 Haskell better covered by the JW now?

Brings concerns for the potential crime rates in the purporsed 100 units for LDCHA in SE Lawrence. FYI, the neighborhood associations, aka activists, are watching and aware .


cheeseburger 1 year, 5 months ago

Witness tampering/intimidation?


jhawkinsf 1 year, 5 months ago

The no snitch code, I guess. Oh well, I guess we'll have to wait until he actually kills someone. Then some community activist will blame society, poverty, whatever. Everything except the shooter. And, oh yea, the no snitch code.


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