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Suspects in home invasion still sought
Law enforcement report¢ Lawrence police are still asking for help from the public in identifying a suspect in what has been classified as an aggravated burglary early Saturday morning where two female KU students said they were held at gunpoint in an apartment near the KU campus.Officers were called to The Hawker in the 1000 block of Missouri Street after 3 a.m. Saturday when three 21-year-old Lawrence women and a 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported that a man had come into their residence, displayed a gun and demanded wallets and purses.The women said the man woke one roommate and walked with that roommate to wake up the others, according to a police report. The residents then told the suspect to go into another room for the items that he demanded, but the residents were able to escape into another room, lock the door and call police.Officers then searched the area, and investigators are still trying to determine if the suspect took items from the residence.Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Fellers said no additional information about the incident would be available Monday.Officers have described the suspect as a white male in his early to mid-20s, five-feet eight-inches tall with a medium build.¢ Lawrence police officers arrested three residents of Fort Leavenworth early Sunday morning in connection with an altercation with another man outside a Lawrence hotel. According to a police report, a 21-year-old man told officers that the three suspected men confronted him and battered him outside the Quality Inn, 801 Iowa. He also told officers that during altercation one man pointed a weapon at him and at one point fired it into the air.Police stopped a vehicle in a parking lot in the 200 block of McDonald Drive, where they arrested a 29-year-old Fort Leavenworth man on charges of aggravated assault and battery, a 21-year-old and a 20-year-old man, both of Fort Leavenworth one charge each of battery. Officers also recovered a 9-mm Beretta and a .38-caliber Charter Arms 2000 from the vehicle.Injury Accidents¢ Officers released the name of a man injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday on Clinton Parkway in west Lawrence. Police spokesman Fellers said Jim Lewis, 63, Olathe, was the man flown by helicopter ambulance to a Kansas City-area hospital.¢ Police also released the name of two teenagers who were injured in an accident on Kansas Highway 10 west of Lawrence Thursday afternoon. The 1991 Honda car had ran off the westbound lanes and struck a utility pole. Fellers said the driver Brittany Swallow-Anderson, 17, Overland Park, was flown to the Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Passenger Malorie Andrews, 18, Lenexa, was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.According to spokesmen at each hospital, both patients have been released.