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Two arrests in aggravated robbery

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Two people are now in custody for an aggravated robbery that occurred early Tuesday in the 3900 block of Harvard Road.Tony Wayne Ashcraft, 30, rural Lawrence, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Lawrence Police and Douglas County Sheriff's officers. He was found at a rural residence, but the exact address wasn't released. Ashcraft was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated robbery, conspiracy and criminal use of a financial card. Police also recovered some money and other items that were taken.Earlier Tuesday police arrested Joseph Dale New, 24, Lawrence, for aggravated robbery and a Leavenworth County warrant.Ashcraft and New were still being held pending formal charges Wednesday afternoon. No bonds had been set.Police were called shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday by a man who said he had been beaten and robbed of his wallet in the 3900 block of Harvard Road. A woman was with the two men who attacked him, according to a police report. A woman was found with Ashcraft but she wasn't arrested.

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lonelyboy 7 years, 9 months ago

KASPER is great you can run this guy throught it and it looks like he graduated to strong arm robbery instead of just burglary.

leadrain 7 years, 9 months ago

I KNEW ASHCRAFT AS A KID, AND I'LL TELL YOU I'M NOT TOO SURPRISED THAT HE WOUND UP A STICK-UP KID. LIFE'S ABOUT CHOICES, IT'S REALLY THE ONLY FREEDOM WE HAVE. IT'S SAD TO SEE PEOPLE MAKE THE WRONG CHOICE AND GIVE THAT, AND ANY OTHER FREEDOM, AWAY JUST FOR A FEW DOLLARS.

Sigmund 7 years, 9 months ago

Oh, I know this idiot! He used to hang out in the downtown coffee shops (the local ones, not the evil corporate ones). In fact he used to try and bum cigarettes and money off of me and chat up the young girls. I guess besides being a drunk and a bum he was violent and stupid felon. It is also nice to know that after being convicted and doing some prison time he will never be able to get anything but a menial minimum wage job once he is out.

Good riddance to this piece of garbage.

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