Lawrence man charged in connection with noninjury shooting, disturbance

photo by: Kansas Department of Corrections

Casey L. Williams Jr.

A man recently released from prison has been charged in connection with a shooting reported in Lawrence earlier this week.

Casey Lamont Williams Jr., 22, was arrested Thursday morning. On Friday afternoon, he made his first appearance in Douglas County District Court and was charged in connection with two incidents.

In one case, he was charged with four felonies: aggravated assault, for allegedly threatening a family member with a gun; two counts of criminal threat; and possession of a gun by a convicted felon. He was also charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

Those charges stem from a reported shooting on Sunday, Aug. 4, in an apartment complex near 24th Street and Ousdahl Road.

When police arrived, they found that a shooting likely did occur, but no one was injured as a result, Lawrence police spokesman Patrick Compton said at the time. However, one person was injured as a result of a physical altercation, but that person was not transported, Compton said.

In a second case, Williams was charged with a felony, aggravated assault, in connection with what was reported as a disturbance with weapons. At about 12:20 a.m. July 29, Lawrence police were dispatched to the 1900 block of East 19th Street in regards to the call, Compton said via email Friday. That charge alleges that Williams threatened someone with a gun.

Kansas Department of Corrections records indicate Williams was released from prison May 13, after serving time for a conviction of attempted aggravated robbery. KDOC considered Williams a parole absconder and issued an arrest and detain warrant after he missed a meeting that had been scheduled earlier this week, a spokeswoman told the Journal-World Thursday.

The judge on Friday set Williams’ bonds in the cases at $8,000 and $3,500, but he currently has a hold from KDOC for an alleged parole violation and will not be able to bond out.

He is next scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 13.

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