Archive for Thursday, February 6, 2014

Two men arrested after blood-soaked man seeks refuge in northeast Lawrence living room

February 6, 2014


Daniel Allen Heneck

Daniel Allen Heneck

Michael William Hillery Mayo

Michael William Hillery Mayo

Two men were arrested and another treated for injuries following an early-morning incident in which a northeast Lawrence resident awoke to a blood-covered man seeking refuge in their living room.

Lawrence police responded to what was initially reported as a stabbing in the 100 block of Florida Street at 3:13 a.m. Thursday when the caller told an emergency dispatcher that the man might have been stabbed.

According to Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman, the victim asked the homeowner to call police after having been attacked inside a home next door. Officers and medics arrived and discovered the man to have obvious injuries to his head and arms, and he was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Michael William Hillery Mayo, 29, of Lawrence, and Daniel Allen Heneck, 24, of Topeka, were booked into jail early Thursday morning after police arrested both inside the home where the altercation allegedly occurred. Both men were booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated battery.

According to McKinley, a verbal dispute started between the victim and one of the men, which led to another man becoming involved and both battering the victim. Numerous objects were also broken during the incident, including glass items that McKinley said may have caused some lacerations to the victim. But McKinley said there was not enough information to confirm that the victim had been stabbed.

Mayo was convicted of burglary in Douglas County in November 2013 and sentenced to one year of probation and was also convicted of aggravated robbery in Shawnee County in 2007. Heneck also has multiple past convictions: two in Douglas County and one in Shawnee County. He was convicted in Douglas County in November 2013 of interfering with law enforcement and sentenced to a year of probation. He was also convicted of aggravated battery in Douglas County in 2011 and convicted of burglary in Shawnee County in 2012.


Steve King 4 years, 3 months ago

Probation? So just back in November they get in trouble for 1) Burglary and 2) Interfering with an Officer and with past convictions they get Probation? And in less than 90 days they are in troulbe again.

Who's running the Zoo?

Matthew Herbert 4 years, 3 months ago

I have a crazy social experiment that we should try: Perhaps if we put criminals BEHIND bars instead of on probation, their likelihood to commit violent crime during that period would decline.

Christa Schmidt Graham 4 years, 3 months ago

I am one of the victims in this case. I want to know why they aren't being charged with aggravated battery on me as well. They threw me around, I also got hit several times while laying on top of the male victim to cover him from further attacks, which did not stop. Why aren't they being charged with attempted murder? This man was beaten repeatedly beyond explanation. His entire face looked like it had been soaked in a blood bath. I didn't even know if he was alive when he was finally able to get into the bathroom. Because the police kept knocking and he wasn't answering. He had been beaten so much about the head, that he had to have three staples in his head and his arm stitched where he was stabbed. I think he was stabbed with a piece of the glass from a bottle that they broke over his head. Because I think the perpetrator cut his hand while stabbing him, as there was blood dripped all down the hall and into the front room. And one of the perpetrators kept saying "he'll stab you, that's what he does, he'll kill you". They returned to my room and beat him repeatedly before he could get to safety. I would call that attempted murder. One of them forced my cell phone out of my hand so that I couldn't call for help. Isn't that another charge right there? One of them restrained me and wouldn't let me down the hallway to go for help. I told him that he was holding me against my will. Isn't that a kidnapping charge? They most certainly better be charged with something more than simple aggravated battery. The main victim had no chance to fight back at all, not even one swing. My house looked like belter skelter, there was so much blood on every floor and wall (blood 5 foot high). It was sick, sick, crazy, insane behavior from them both.

Christa Schmidt Graham 4 years, 3 months ago

Thank you all for your comments on my case, by the way!! Please read my post for further details. The people of Lawrence should demand justice for these repeat violent offenders!! Thanks again! I appreciate your support!! Christa

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