Archive for Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Men found guilty in coach altercation

January 21, 2003

Two men charged with striking a Basehor-Linwood High School football coach were found guilty Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Basehor Municipal Court.

Terry Call, Basehor, and Donald Adams were charged with battery of a school official and disorderly conduct.

Although found guilty of the first charge, Municipal Court Judge William Pray found them not guilty of disorderly conduct.

Call was sentenced to 60 days in jail, although, he will not serve any time. The sentence was suspended.

He was also fined $2,000, but the judge reduced it to $1,000.

Adams was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but also received a suspended sentence. He was fined $1,000, but it was reduced to $500.

Both men were placed on six months of unsupervised probation.

Call and Adams can appeal the decision in Leavenworth County District Court within the next 10 days.

The charges stem from an incident in September where the two men and BLHS coach Travis Schwartz got into an altercation.

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

Another Basehor resident was scheduled for trial Tuesday night but instead pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

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

However, prosecutors and Metsker attorney Ed Gillette reached a deal before trial.

Metsker pleaded guilty to unlawful discharge of a firearm and the other three charges were dropped.

He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and was fined $1,000, but the judge reduced it to $500.

In October, Metsker was arrested for firing several shots from a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun near 155th Street and Elm streets.

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

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