Archive for Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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.


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.


bearded_gnome 5 years, 3 months ago

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

BOULEVARDWHEAT 5 years, 3 months ago

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greenworld 5 years, 3 months ago

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

pentiuman 5 years, 3 months ago

If User "greenworld" and 99 others will put up $1,000 each for his bail, Willie won't miss work!

Kontum1972 5 years, 3 months ago

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riverdrifter 5 years, 3 months ago

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

KSManimal 5 years, 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?

Lisa Medsker 5 years, 3 months ago

But, if we do that, there won't be any room for the REALLY dangerous criminals. We're having a "War on Drugs", don'tcha know, and the guy busted smoking a doob in his living room MUST be incarcerated...

juma 5 years, 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.

JackMcKee 5 years, 3 months ago

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

MarcoPogo 5 years, 3 months ago

"Grand Theft Auto V" doesn't come out until the spring.

Keith 5 years, 3 months ago

This time around, you'll be disappeared for spamming the forums.

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