Lawrence crime

Trial for man charged in alleged downtown sexual assault moved to November
03:06 p.m., April 24, 2015 Updated 10:15 p.m.
Previously scheduled to begin May 4, the trial for a 53-year-old Lawrence man charged with aggravated sexual battery and aggravated criminal sodomy was pushed out on Friday until Nov. 2.
Lawrence man and woman charged after allegedly knocking woman to ground, kicking her
05:17 p.m., April 23, 2015 Updated 10:41 p.m.
A Lawrence man and woman were charged Thursday in connection with a Jan. 4 altercation that left a 34-year-old Lawrence woman with “severe but non-life-threatening injuries,” Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said.
Trial rescheduled for Lawrence man whose first-degree murder case ended in hung jury
12:57 p.m., April 23, 2015 Updated 10:41 p.m.
The retrial for a Lawrence man whose first-degree murder case ended with a hung jury in February was rescheduled Thursday for August after a new attorney was appointed to the defense.
Homicide victim’s ex ordered to appear at preliminary hearing; affidavit sheds more light on the killing
06:39 p.m., April 20, 2015 Updated 11:10 p.m.
The 26-year-old ex-lover of homicide victim Justina Altamirano Mosso was ordered Monday to appear for the preliminary hearing of the Lawrence man charged in the death after the defense in the case said evidence suggests he could be “the real killer.” By Caitlin Doornbos
Ex-lawmaker faces sentencing for fraudulent campaign loans
April 20, 2015
A former Kansas legislator is scheduled to be sentenced for defrauding a bank to help fund his political activities.
Lawrence woman’s identity stolen, IRS receives forged tax return form in her name
April 19, 2015
Lawrence resident Nancy Hause was suspicious when she received a letter purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service’s “Identity Verification Service” asking for more personal information to process her 2014 tax return. The thing is, Hause had gotten an extension from the IRS and hadn’t yet filed her tax return, she said, so she worried the letter was a scam. As it turns out, the letter was real, but her instincts were still correct in that she may be a victim of a crime.
Lawrence woman charged with assault after accidentally stabbing self in text message fight
April 18, 2015
A Lawrence woman was arrested Friday after allegedly wielding a knife in a fight over text messages at an eastside apartment complex, according to Lawrence police.
Police: Two complaints against officers found to have merit in 2014
10:45 p.m., April 17, 2015 Updated 10:45 p.m.
None of the complaints from members of the public against Lawrence police officers in 2014 was found to have merit after investigation, according to a report released this month by the Lawrence Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability. Two complaints from police department employees were found to have merit and officers were disciplined.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for its sixth Citizen’s Academy
April 17, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has begun accepting applications for its sixth Citizen’s Academy, sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Steve Lewis said in a news release Friday.
Kansas Supreme Court to consider marijuana ballot dispute
April 17, 2015
The state’s highest court has taken up the dispute over the legality of a new voter-approved ordinance in the state’s largest city that lessens criminal penalties for marijuana possession.
Topeka man, 30, sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for involvement in Lawrence man’s murder
04:45 p.m., April 16, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
A 30-year-old Topeka man found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary last month was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 20 years. A jury in March found Archie Robinson guilty in the March 8, 2014, shooting death of 39-year-old Patrick Roberts, of Lawrence. Prosecutors Amy McGowan and Alice Walker argued that the death was an aggravated burglary gone wrong.
Cat struck by arrow at Lawrence mobile home dies; police investigating
04:14 p.m., April 14, 2015 Updated 10:11 p.m.
Lawrence police are investigating after responding to a report of an injured cat that had been struck by an arrow Monday night beneath a mobile home at 101 N. Michigan St., police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said.
One of three cases is dismissed against Lawrence man shot by police in June
11:41 a.m., April 14, 2015 Updated 10:23 p.m.
One of three cases against a 24-year-old Lawrence man shot by police in June after allegedly leveling a shotgun at an officer was dismissed Tuesday after witnesses to the case failed to show for the man’s preliminary hearing for the third time.
Judge considers ordering Eudora man to trial on first-degree murder charge
06:34 p.m., April 10, 2015 Updated 10:32 p.m.
Douglas County District Judge Peggy Kittel said she needs time to review evidence before she can rule whether a 49-year-old Eudora man charged with first-degree murder should be bound over for trial.
FBI: Topeka man plotted suicide bomb attack at Fort Riley
12:16 p.m., April 10, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
A 20-year-old man accused of planning a suicide attack at Fort Riley was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb near the Kansas military base as part of a plot to support the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said.