Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that this afternoon Jared L. Wheeler, 21, of Oklahoma was sentenced following his earlier no contest plea to aggravated battery, a level seven, person felony. The Court sentenced Wheeler to an underlying sentence of 13 months in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections. The Court ordered him to serve 60 days jail time to be followed by 24 months probation with Community Corrections, the maximum sentence the Court could give. The Court remanded him into custody to immediately begin serving the jail time.
On Friday, December, 9, 2016 officers were dispatched to a 911 call from a female claiming that Carlton Bragg had struck her and pushed her down stairs. Upon arriving to the 1000 block of Emery Road, officers made contact with Saleeha Soofi. Soofi claimed that she was in an argument with Bragg in a stairwell and during the argument, Bragg punched her and shoved her down the stairs. The officers photographed an injury to Soofi’s elbow. Later that morning Bragg was interviewed and acknowledged he was involved in an argument with Soofi but he denied striking her. Consistent with Lawrence
District Attorney Charles Branson announces that Carlton E. Bragg, 20, has been charged with one count of battery in Douglas County District Court. Kansas statute defines battery as knowingly or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person; or in the alternative knowingly causing physical contact with another person when done in a rude, insulting or angry manner. It is a class B person misdemeanor punishable by a fine and or jail time up to six months.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that Jon J. Myers, 18, had a first appearance today at 3:30 p.m. in the Pro Tem Division of the Douglas County District Court. Myers is charged with sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery for two incidents that occurred at Oliver Hall on October 25. He is accused of touching the leg of a victim in a sexual manner and later putting his hand in the pants of another victim.