Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces Elmoses Blackwell, 28, of Denver Colorado was sentenced today for his July 31, 2018 plea to aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of robbery that occurred on May 28, 2017 and on June 7, 2017. The plea consolidated two cases.
On July 2, 2018, at approximately 9:35 p.m. Lawrence Police Department Sergeant Robert Neff located a vehicle believed to be associated with the report of a double shooting. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on West 23rd Street. Sgt. Neff started to follow the vehicle and attempted to make a car stop in the 2100 block of Louisiana Street. The suspect sped off in the vehicle, ran the vehicle over a fire hydrant, and crashed it into a yard.
On June 29, 2018, Officer Charles Stewart of the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Crestline Drive to investigate the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival Officer Stewart observed a vehicle leaving the residence. Officer Stewart attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to yield to the officer’s lawful car stop until he parked the vehicle in the driveway of 620 Stowe Court.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that today a jury convicted Kansas City, Kansas residents Tyrone J. Carvin, 20, and Ramone Singleton, 23, of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault in the September 2017 homicide of Cameron Hooks at a local motel.
On May 29, 2018, Officer Ian McCann with the Lawrence Police Department was on patrol enforcing the seat belt law as part of the annual Click it or Ticket campaign.
At approximately 5:03 p.m., Officer McCann was traveling South on New Hampshire Street when he encountered an SUV driving north on New Hampshire. The SUV’s driver’s window was down and McCann observed the driver did not appear to be using a seat belt. McCann made a U-turn and initiated a traffic stop of the SUV in the 100 block of West 6th Street.