Archive for Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Bench warrant issued for Basehor man accused of firing handgun in city

Two men charged in attacking coach plead not guilty

November 13, 2002

A Basehor man charged with firing a handgun in the city, failed to appear at his arraignment hearing Monday, Nov. 12, in Basehor Municipal Court.

Travis Metsker, 24, is charged with the unlawful discharge of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and having no proof of insurance.

In October, Metsker was arrested for firing several shots from a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun at 155th and Elm Street, near Basehor-Linwood High School and Stepping Stones Day Care Center.

Metsker allegedly shot the handgun because of frustrations with the local fire department.

A new bench warrant was issued for Metsker Tuesday night.

His previous bond of $918 could be revoked during a bond forfeiture hearing Dec. 10.

In another case, two men charged with attacking a Basehor-Linwood High School football coach pleaded not guilty and a court date has been scheduled for both men.

Basehor resident Terry Call and Don Adams are charged in Municipal Court with assaulting a school official and disorderly conduct.

Call appeared Monday night with attorney Brian Leininger. Leininger will also represent Adams during the trial, scheduled for Jan. 14.

The charges stem from an incident in September where the two men allegedly attacked BLHS freshmen football coach Travis Scwartz following a game.

Call is the father of a Bobcat football player and Adams is the player's grandfather.

The two men have denied they attacked the coach and claim the coach shook the player and when the men tried to question the coach a fight began.

Scwartz is not charged in the case.

Basehor police said an investigation exonerated the coach from any charges.

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