A 47-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Wednesday after a woman told police someone had taken her cell phone when when she was standing on the sidewalk in the 900 block of Vermont Street and using her phone about 5 p.m.
A man in a black hooded sweatshirt and khaki shorts grabbed her phone, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. The woman struggled with the man, who fled and dropped her phone on Massachusetts Street, according to the report.
John Kenneth Jenkins was arrested about 40 minutes after the theft, in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street. Douglas County prosecutors charged him Thursday with robbery and criminal damage.
Jenkins remained in Douglas County Jail Thursday, with bond set at $2,000. He is scheduled to appear in court April 10.