Lawrence crime

Missouri man charged in Lawrence triple shooting near KU
04:08 p.m., February 26, 2015 Updated 10:19 p.m.
A 22-year-old Grain Valley, Mo., man was charged Wednesday in the Feb. 8 shooting of three men in a home just south of the Kansas University campus. Caleb Kent Chrisman is charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated kidnapping after allegedly holding Phillip Hawley, Seth Peterson and Arthur Perez at gunpoint in an attempt to rob them of cash around 4 p.m. Feb. 8, court documents state. By Caitlin Doornbos
Driver and passenger in Pontiac Grand Am arrested after long police chase
11:57 a.m., February 26, 2015 Updated 10:14 p.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol apprehended a man and woman Thursday afternoon after they allegedly led law enforcement on an hour and a half chase through east Lawrence and into Jefferson County.
DA doesn’t charge Lawrence police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, kidnapping charges
03:58 p.m., February 25, 2015 Updated 10:18 p.m.
Pending additional investigation, the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office decided Wednesday not to charge a Lawrence police officer who was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of domestic battery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and criminal threat.
Man accused of leading police on 80 mph chase through Lawrence faces multiple charges
05:08 p.m., February 24, 2015 Updated 10:07 p.m.
A man accused of leading Lawrence police on a chase that reached speeds of up to 80 mph through the middle of town Monday was charged Tuesday with attempting to elude officers, driving while his license was suspended and reckless driving.
Lawrence police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, kidnapping charges
02:09 p.m., February 24, 2015 Updated 10:16 p.m.
Lawrence police on Tuesday morning arrested one of their officers, 32-year-old William Jacob Burke, on suspicion of domestic battery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and criminal threat.
Preliminary hearing for man shot by police pushed out again because of uncooperative witnesses
12:00 p.m., February 24, 2015 Updated 10:10 p.m.
The preliminary hearing and arraignment of a Lawrence man charged with various offenses in three separate cases — aggravated assault of an officer, aggravated battery and DUI, eluding police, criminal threat, interference with law enforcement duties and battery of a law enforcement officer — was delayed once again after prosecutors said they have been unable to subpoena three witnesses needed to testify.
Man in custody after police chase that reached 80 mph in central Lawrence
03:55 p.m., February 23, 2015 Updated 10:22 p.m.
An armed carjacking suspect led Lawrence police on a chase that reached speeds up to 80 mph in the middle of town this afternoon. Police took the suspect into custody after about 10 minutes, when his vehicle came to a stop on Kasold Drive near Bob Billings Parkway.
Salvation Army visitor uncooperative after stabbing, police say
February 23, 2015
Lawrence police say the stabbing victim from a fight at the Salvation Army was uncooperative when he was detained in the downtown parking garage near Ninth and New Hampshire streets on Friday.
Police: Woman stabbed in downtown Lawrence on Saturday night
10:08 p.m., February 21, 2015 Updated 10:46 p.m.
A woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a Saturday stabbing in downtown Lawrence.
Douglas County Jail copes with large female inmate population
February 21, 2015
As county commissions ponder expanding the Douglas County Jail, a recent influx of female inmates at the facility is causing space management problems for the jail’s only women’s housing unit, sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Steve Lewis said. County officials have said rising inmate populations and an increased obligation to provide mental health services will necessitate a facility expansion within three years, but Lewis said there are currently more women housed in the Douglas County Jail than there are permanent beds for them to sleep. There are now 28 beds in the female housing unit, and a count of women in custody Friday showed 29 women on the inmate roster. By Caitlin Doornbos
Stolen vehicle crash causes gas leak at Lawrence apartments
February 21, 2015
Some residents of a Lawrence apartment complex were briefly evacuated Saturday because of a gas leak caused by a stolen vehicle, according to Lawrence police.
Highway 59 shooter sentenced to 18 years in prison
04:58 p.m., February 20, 2015 Updated 10:15 p.m.
A 25-year-old Lawrence man found guilty in January of attempted second-degree murder was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison. Originally charged with attempted first-degree murder in the Memorial Day shooting on Highway 59 of Skylar Workman, 24, of Lawrence, Edward “E.J.” Parker pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in a plea deal with the state.
Appeals court upholds Lawrence man’s murder conviction
01:47 p.m., February 20, 2015 Updated 10:21 p.m.
Christopher Belone, of Lawrence, was convicted of beating his girlfriend Linda Begay to death in 2006. His first conviction was overturned by the Kansas Supreme Court, but after a new trial he was convicted a second time of unintentional second degree murder. The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday upheld the second conviction. By Peter Hancock
Man stabbed at Lawrence Salvation Army, airlifted to hospital
01:20 p.m., February 20, 2015 Updated 10:15 p.m.
One man was stabbed during a fight that broke out about 1 p.m. Friday between an employee and a visitor to the downtown Salvation Army office, 946 New Hampshire St.
KU student shooting victim remains hospitalized; suspects still at large
05:37 p.m., February 18, 2015 Updated 09:57 p.m.
A Kansas University student remains hospitalized a week and a half after suffering multiple gunshot wounds during a home invasion altercation, Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said Wednesday.