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Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of meth possession, illegal carrying of ‘knuckle stun gun’

May 29, 2013, 5:33 p.m. Updated May 29, 2013, 7:18 p.m.


A 42-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police found him in possession of what they believed to be methamphetamine and a "knuckle stun gun."

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Lawrence police arrested Michael Dale Siler about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Locust Street while investigating the May 11 theft of a Coca-Cola sign and a vintage traffic light, valued at $100, from a home in the 500 block of North Eighth St., said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.

In the course of investigation, officers encountered Siler, stopped to speak with him, and saw him try to get rid of some syringes and what officers thought was methamphetamine, McKinley said. They also found him in possession of a "knuckle stun gun," — a type of stun gun built in the shape of brass knuckles, which is illegal to carry in public.

Siler has been arrested and charged in Douglas County many times, being convicted of forgery, battery, domestic battery and theft between 2007 and 2012. He is currently charged with domestic battery in Douglas County District Court in an unrelated case.

On Tuesday, police issued Siler a municipal citation in the theft case and arrested him on suspicion of drug and weapons offenses. He was booked into Douglas County Jail and released on a $3,750 bond.

Douglas County prosecutors charged Siler on Wednesday with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to appear in court June 12.


skull 5 years ago

This can't be...better find a way to legalize this "knuckle stun gun" so that everyone can have one everywhere. 'Cause ya know the only way to stop a bad guy wit a nuckle stun apparently to call the cops.

bearded_gnome 5 years ago

and back on the street for just putting down $375. wow.

Loretta James 5 years ago

All hes been into and never been to prison

Paul Wilson 5 years ago

No way...a criminal breaking the law? Carrying something he shouldn't? Wasn't there a sign up or something to stop him? We should really think of investing in more signs that include these items. That way these guys will just leave these items at home.

Tammy Copp-Barta 5 years ago

WHY do habitual offenders keep getting out ... put him away so we can all sleep at night knowing he's not out there looking for a place to strike next! He's proven time and again he is going keep doing this and wasting our city resources!!

Dawn Davis 5 years ago

He has been in prison look on KASPERS -He just got released in MARCH 2012

Loretta James 5 years ago

not long enough 1 year aint nothing

James Minor 5 years ago

A knuckle stun gun? Isn't that a hard right cross to the jaw?

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