Archive for Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Charges pending in chase

December 19, 2001

A Tonganoxie man involved in a car chase Dec. 4 has been sentenced in one court and is awaiting an appearance in another.

Jesse A. Plaster, 21, was charged with possession of drugs and stolen property in Butler County Court and was found guilty at a control hearing Monday in El Dorado.

Plaster was sentenced to 90 days in jail and then granted a 12-month probation term. He will serve his probation term in Leavenworth County.

A separate case in Douglas County is forming after property was stolen from vehicles in the Gertrude Sellards Pearson-Corbin Hall parking lot on the University of Kansas campus.

Police say Plaster and a 16-year-old Tonganoxie youth led law enforcement from Lawrence to just west of Topeka on Interstate-70 early Dec. 4. The Tonganoxie residents were chased from GSP-Corbin Hall, but police called off the chase. The two were detained at the El Dorado turnpike interchange after they failed to produce a turnpike toll ticket. While being questioned at the pay toll, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper arrived and arrested them. The 16-year-old was detained on suspicion of possession of stolen property, driving in violation of a restriction and no proof of insurance.

Trooper Brian Crownover said burglary charges were handled in Lawrence.

KU police Lieutenant Schuyler Bailey, though, said no court dates have been set.

"We haven't even gone through the district attorney's office," Bailey said.

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