Archive for Wednesday, May 9, 2001

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May 9, 2001

Tonganoxie Police

A stereo and amplifier were taken from a vehicle in the 800 block of East Fourth Street between 6 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.

A lawn mower and weed eater worth about $500 were taken last Wednesday from the 600 block of Yoeke Street.

Leavenworth County Sheriff

Leavenworth County Sheriff's officers recently received autopsy results in connection with a fatality accident April 4 on U.S. Highway 24-40. According to the sheriff's department, results indicted that alcohol played a factor in the accident, in which Lonna Drown, 45, 17326 178th, Tonganoxie, drove off the highway near Woodend Road. The autopsy revealed that Drown's blood alcohol level was 0.12 percent. The legal limit for intoxication while driving is 0.08 percent.

Three people were injured in an accident Saturday near Tonganoxie. The accident occurred when Stephanie Davis, 14, Leavenworth, was attempting to turn around at the intersection of County Road 5 and Fairmount Road about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. She failed to yield to a vehicle driven by Pamela Lamb, 46, Tonganoxie, that was traveling south on County Road 5. Lamb's vehicle then hit Davis' vehicle in the left driver's side door. Davis was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center and her condition was unavailable. A passenger in her vehicle, Janet Davis, 39, was in critical condition Tuesday at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Lamb was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Richard Eason, 38, McLouth, was in good condition Tuesday at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after suffering injuries in an accident last Wednesday. Eason's vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Randall Hixson, 36, Bonner Springs, which was traveling east on Kansas Avenue. Hixson said Eason crossed the center line and stopped to avoid the accident. Eason had to be extracted from his vehicle by Fairmont Township Fire Department.

A 25-year-old Easton man has been arrested in connection with a shooting early Sunday morning in Easton. Sheriff's reports said a 23-year-old Easton man was shot once in the right knee with a large-caliber weapon. The man was taken to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan, where he was in fair condition Tuesday. The shooting apparently stemmed from a domestic argument, sheriff's officers said. After the shooting, the suspect fled, but later was arrested elsewhere in Easton. The man, who remained in jail on Tuesday, was arrested on charges of one count each of aggravated battery, making a criminal threat and battery.

Weslee Elliott, 20, Linwood, was preparing to turn left on Friday from Kansas Highway 32 onto 174th Street when his vehicle was rear-ended by one driven by Curtis Myers, 17, Tonganoxie. There were no injuries.

Douglas County

District Court

A 41-year-old Topeka man is in the custody of Douglas County officials in connection with the March 16 shooting of Jason Smith, 18, Tonganoxie.

Alfreddie Kelley was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with aggravated battery and criminal possession of a firearm. Kelley is accused of shooting Smith in the leg following an altercation outside of a Lawrence nightclub. Kelley had been held until last Thursday in the Shawnee County Jail, where he was in custody in connection with another felony and probation violation. Kelley remained Tuesday in the Douglas County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for 2 p.m. Thursday in Douglas County District Court.

U.S. District Court

A 26-year-old De Soto woman was sentenced to three years on probation in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered at her home. A U.S. District judge handed down the sentence last Wednesday to Sonya Newton. The probation also includes six months of home detention, according to Kena Rice of the U.S. Attorney's office.

She had pled guilty in November to one count of managing or controlling a building for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. The charge stemmed from a raid last August on her home, where officers found a methamphetamine lab.

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