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Parole violator being held on $100K bond after firing gun into occupied vehicle

January 1, 2013, 10:55 a.m. Updated January 1, 2013, 1:27 p.m.

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Willie D. Fleming

Willie D. Fleming

A Kansas Department of Corrections parole absconder is being held on a $100,000 bond after allegedly firing a weapon into an occupied vehicle early New Year's Day.

Willie D. Fleming, 23, was arrested in the 900 block of Iowa Street shortly before 3 a.m. on charges of criminal possession and criminal discharge of a firearm. According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley, police responded to a report of gunshots in that area, and Fleming was arrested for allegedly firing a gun into an occupied vehicle.

Police were able to locate several shell casings from the incident.

Fleming had been at the Magic Lounge earlier in the evening, which was also the scene of a large disturbance, McKinley said. However, he said it's not yet clear how or if the incidents were related.

Fleming is also being held on several Johnson County charges, including aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and possession of stolen property.

Kansas Department of Corrections records also show Fleming absconded from parole Dec. 14. Fleming had been in prison from May 2008 — until his parole in October 2012 — on a drug and assault charge.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 3 months ago

If the other vehicle had been armed this could have been avoided.

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juma 1 year, 3 months ago

If them in Washington had the real stuff then it would be easy to make draconian gun laws attached to the highway funds. Like they did with 55mph or the 21 drinking age. No vote, no congress debate; just a money deal signed by Sec of Transportation. All states followed the money.

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KSManimal 1 year, 3 months ago

Want to reduce gun violence? How about a Federal "one strike, you're out forever" law? Life in prison, no parole. Voila! Violent crime drops 75%.

Of course, that would require spending money. How about we just require background checks for private individual gun sales. Yeah, that would've kept the gun out of this guy's hands. Right?

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riverdrifter 1 year, 3 months ago

Said being doesn't think the law applies to him. Therefore, greybar hotel for many years to come.

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Kontum1972 1 year, 3 months ago

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greenworld 1 year, 3 months ago

Now how is this dude going to get to his job tomm??? lol

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BOULEVARDWHEAT 1 year, 3 months ago

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LJ Whirled 1 year, 3 months ago

Where are the Feds? You want to reduce gun violence, then use the power of the Federal system to get the repeat violent offenders off the streets.

btw ... how is "firing a gun into an occupied vehicle" not a more serious offense? I'm thinking perhaps Attempted Homicide, or at least Aggravated Battery. "Criminal Discharge" sounds like a code enforcement violation. The Feds could add a bit of "armed criminal action" with a firearms possession charge and make him vanish.

Prison after his prior agg assault conviction didn't change his habits; that's enough chances.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 3 months ago

but but but it was just a celebratory gunshot man! it was new years.

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