Archive for Thursday, January 6, 2005

Hearing set in Wood Oil robbery

January 6, 2005

A 25-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man suspected in the Dec. 21 holdup of a Lansing gasoline station and assault on a clerk will appear in a preliminary hearing at 2 p.m. Friday.

The man is charged with aggravated robbery and rape, said County Attorney Frank Kohl. The suspect is in Leavenworth County Jail with no bond set because he violated his parole.

The robbery occurred at Wood Oil, 109 4-H Road.

The man was arrested in Lansing Dec. 23 for having no proof of insurance and is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Lansing municipal court to face that charge. Further questioning of him led police to arrest him in the robbery and sexual assault.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show the suspect has two prior convictions for aggravated indecent liberties with a child and a separate burglary conviction.

The clerk, who was taken to the emergency room to be treated for the stress of the night's events, was released.

A police report put the monetary loss in the Wood Oil robbery at $546.

On the same night as the Wood Oil robbery, Star Mart, 1401 S. Fourth St. in Leavenworth, was robbed of about $200, Leavenworth Police said.

Though police believe the same suspect was involved in both robberies, no charges have been filed in the Star Mart case.

The Lansing Current does not report the names of suspects of sexual crimes until they are convicted.

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