KC man sentenced to probation in Baldwin City burglary; teen co-defendants’ cases still pending

photo by: Johnson County Detention Center

Kylan Newman, pictured in 2019

A Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced Friday to three years of probation in connection with a July 2019 Baldwin City home burglary.

Kylan R. Newman, 21, was initially charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. On Dec. 30, he pleaded no contest and was convicted of attempted aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, according to information from the Douglas County district attorney’s office.

Three teen boys have also been charged in connection with the same incident. Each of the three — a 16-year-old Baldwin City boy, a 17-year-old Lawrence boy and a 16-year-old Wellsville boy — has been charged with aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, both felonies, and misdemeanor theft. All of their cases are pending.

A woman reportedly told police on July 26, 2019, that one boy knocked on the door of her apartment in the 200 block of Washington Street. When she cracked the door, a group of men forced it open. She said that one of the suspects held her at gunpoint while the others searched and stole about $850 cash and 2 ounces of marijuana.

Newman must pay restitution and costs, and he is not to have contact with his co-defendants or the victims in the case, Dorothy Kliem, trial assistant for the Douglas County district attorney’s office, told the Journal-World via email Friday. Newman must also obtain a mental health evaluation and complete its recommendations, Kliem said.

Should Newman’s probation be revoked, he faces 32 months in prison followed by 24 months of post-release supervision.

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