Second McLouth man sentenced to probation for January shooting incident in Lawrence

photo by: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Camdon J. Collins

A second McLouth man has been sentenced to probation for his involvement in a January shooting incident in Lawrence.

Camdon J. Collins, 18, was convicted of criminal discharge of a firearm, a felony, through a plea deal he agreed to in August. In the plea deal, Collins agreed to be sentenced to probation for the crime. Judge Stacey Donovan on Monday followed the suggested sentence, ordering Collins to 24 months of probation, with a 12-month underlying prison sentence.

Along with his sentence, Collins was ordered to complete anger management and to turn over all the firearms and ammunition he owned.

Collins’ conviction stemmed from a reported gunfire exchange around 1 a.m. on Jan. 4 in the 2400 block of Louisiana Street.

Lawrence Police Department spokesperson Patrick Compton told the Journal-World at the time that officers spoke to witnesses at the scene who had heard gunfire, but it did not appear as though anyone was injured, and the department had not received any reports of related injuries.

Collins and his brother, Jaren B. Collins, were arrested on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder, but were charged with less severe felony offenses of criminal discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle, the Journal-World previously reported.

Jaren Collins has also been sentenced to probation through a plea deal for his involvement in the same incident, the Journal-World reported.

Additionally, a 17-year-old boy was also charged with criminal discharge of a weapon for allegedly firing at an occupied vehicle in the same incident, the Journal-World reported. The boy’s case is scheduled for a trial setting hearing on Oct. 6, according to court records.

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