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.