Lawrence man charged with aggravated assault for allegedly pointing gun at tow truck driver

photo by: Journal-World File Photo

In this file photo from Aug. 4, 2020, a Lawrence Police Department patrol vehicle is pictured outside the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.

A Lawrence man is facing two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a firearm at a tow truck driver.

Brandon Seepersad, 24, was formally charged with both counts Monday at his first appearance in Douglas County District Court.

Judge James T. George set a $10,000 own recognizance bond and appointed defense attorney Shaye Downing to represent Seepersad. If Seepersad posts the bond, he must wear a location monitor and may not possess any firearms, George ordered. Seepersad’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 14.

Lawrence police arrested Seepersad around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Emery Road. Patrick Compton, a spokesman for LPD, said police responded to a call at that location for a disturbance with weapons.

Police learned a man had allegedly brandished a firearm and pointed it “in a threatening manner” at the tow truck driver, Compton said. The police then arrested Seepersad and recovered the firearm.

The Journal-World has requested Seepersad’s booking photo, but has not yet received it from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.


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