Archive for Wednesday, September 5, 2012

KU student charged in attempted robbery

September 5, 2012


A 19-year-old Kansas University student has been charged with four counts of attempted aggravated robbery following an incident Saturday night in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street.

Jaden M. Mackey is accused of approaching four people on a porch about midnight Saturday and demanding money, said Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim Murphree. The victims in the case said the suspect was wearing a mask and held a pocketknife behind his back.

The victims refused to give the suspect any money, and the suspect fled. Police caught up with Mackey a short time later in the 1400 block of Ohio Street and arrested him, Murphree said.

Douglas County District Court Pro Tem Judge James George set Mackey’s bond at $15,000.


Matthew Herbert 5 years, 7 months ago

I applaud those individuals on the porch who refused to be victims. I truly believe that crime would drop significantly not only in this town but across the country if people began refusing to be victims.

Topple 5 years, 7 months ago

Agreed. He held the knife behind his back? What good would it do you there? Not very intimidating.

kernal 5 years, 7 months ago

If it was a hazing incident, there's going to be another fraternity shut down; surely the kids aren't stupid enough to send a pledge out on that kind of stunt. But then a student was stupid enough to commit the act...

Scott Kaiser 5 years, 7 months ago

C'mon people. A KU student? Perhaps so. Maybe tryin' to raise funds for his text books. Yeah, I know...

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