Lawrence man convicted of aggravated assault for threatening tow truck driver with a gun

photo by: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Brandon Seepersad

A Douglas County jury returned a guilty verdict Wednesday morning for a man who threatened a tow truck driver with a gun in 2021 as the driver was loading the man’s vehicle for towing.

Brandon Andrew Harry Seepersad, 26, of Lawrence, was convicted of one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charge relates to an incident on March 27, 2021, in the 1000 block of Emery Road. Seepersad originally faced two counts of aggravated assault in connection with another person, but the second charge was dismissed after the preliminary hearing in August of 2021.

As the Journal-World reported, police responded to a report of a disturbance with weapons; a man had allegedly brandished a firearm and pointed it “in a threatening manner” at a tow truck driver. Seepersad was arrested near the scene of the incident around 9:30 p.m., and police recovered a firearm.

The trial began Monday and concluded Tuesday afternoon. The state was represented by Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Tatum and Assistant DA Christen Secrest, and Seepersad was represented by defense attorney Shaye Downing. The jury returned a verdict around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Seepersad is scheduled to be sentenced on March 24. He is currently out of custody on a $10,000 own-recognizance bond, meaning he did not have to put up any money to bond out of jail.

He faces 11 to 13 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections, according to the District Attorney’s Office.


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