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Lawrence man arrested in connection with break-in at Lawrence High

March 14, 2013


A 43-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with a break-in at Lawrence High School.

Kelly Christopher Powell

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Kelly Christopher Powell was arrested at Lawrence High School after police responded to a report of a break-in about 3 a.m., said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. A resident living near the school, awakened by loud banging noises, reported to police that a man was hitting the building's east entrance doors with a trash can.

When several officers arrived at the building, the man had discarded the trash can and kicked out the glass in one door, McKinley said. Officers caught the man as he entered the building, with one leg dangling out of the entrance, and arrested him.

McKinley said it was unclear what the motive behind the break-in was, and Powell, when arrested, declined to speak with officers.

Powell was booked into Douglas County Jail, where he remained Thursday with bond set at $200.


Maddy Griffin 5 years ago

Big Dummy! (In my best Redd Foxx voice.)

jesse499 5 years ago

Sounds like a free state alum to me.

bad_dog 5 years ago

Was that conclusion based upon the suspect's age?

parrothead8 5 years ago

I'm not trying to be difficult, but can I ask why the same story is posted twice on the LJW home page? It seems unnecessary.

Ian_Cummings 5 years ago

Our partners at Operation 100 monitor police radio traffic overnight, and often post an account of what they heard in the early morning hours. During the day, we sometimes publish a story with updated information from police and other sources. Ian LJW

Tony Kisner 5 years ago

Maybe while attending high school in his youth he should have paid attention.

Wayne James 5 years ago

Now he gets to pay more than "attention".

Lathrup 5 years ago

And to think, I couldn't wait to get out of High School...

Mark Currie 5 years ago

I taught there and couldn't wait to retire either!

bearded_gnome 5 years ago

"I'll just complete my stealthy breakin ...

and hide in there and get a healthy meal mingled amongst the high schoolers for breakfast, ... that's it!"

buffalo63 5 years ago

He was looking for his GED and forgot where he left it!

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